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Removing Administrator Password in SAP Business Objects 4.XX

As a Business Intelligence Consultant it is always important to ensure security is set up as a standard within any tool and not just SAP Business Objects BI Platform. However I had received an odd request from a customer one day, which was to set the Administrator password blank. I searched everywhere to locate this information on the web and was unsuccessful. So I then started to go through Central Management Console in search of removing the password limitations within Central Management Console. This guide will only assist you on how to set this up if you currently have the existing password for the Administrator account in SAP Business Objects and that you are using the Enterprise authentication type, I have not confirmed this for any other authentication type.

Go to Central Management Console:

Select Authentication

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Select your type of Authentication (I can only confirm that Enterprise Authentication Works)

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Follow the steps as follows and finally update:

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Now that you have ensured that the minimum length of the password is removed, we must now remove the password.

Go to Users & Groups

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Select User List in the Users & Groups:

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Go to the User Administrator:

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Finally Remove the password here and select the box for Password Never Expires and Save & Close to update.

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The password has now been removed for the SAP Business Objects Administrator.

Follow these steps at your own risk, Security protocol within an organization does not allow removal of any password, this is for personal purposes only.

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      Author's profile photo Jawahar Konduru
      Jawahar Konduru

      your solution will not be suitable if all the users added as using Enterprise authentication. So it is not recommended..

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      This Does not affect all users, it will only impact the Administrator account once the password is removed.

      Again this is not an advisable solution if this is within a corporate setting. As it will be corporate security protocol to have a password set up.

      It's for personal use only.

      Author's profile photo Denis Konovalov
      Denis Konovalov

      how exactly removing a password makes this in any way secure or comply with any sort of standard ?

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      Hi Denis

      As I have stated it is not advisable to do follow this, its for only if requested to this. A customer I had been working with requested this be done within their Development environment.

      Kind Regards,

      Umair Aleem