The saving of passwords in the SAP Logon shortcut is useful. Especially when you use a lot of different systems on different sites (like me) in your SAP logon.
As from SAP Logon 7.40 patch level 1 saving of the password is disabled by default. But it can be enabled as described in Note 146173:
The note needs a little bit of explanation:
- First a Windows registry entry needs to be created that will make it possible to enable (or disable) the saving of passwords in a SAP shortcut. The registry entry can be created by starting the program sapshcut.exe once. The program needs to be started in administrative mode.
- After that the next registry entry is created: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SAP\SAPShortcut\Security\EnablePassword. The record can be displayed or maintained with the Windows registry editor. By starting the program regedit.exe.
- Changing the value to 1 will allow you to store the password in (SAP Logon) shortcut.