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Author's profile photo Jigang Zhang 张吉刚

About ADS exception caused by Reader Rights has expired

Users get the below message for all adobe form generation even for the SAP standard DEMO program: FP_TEST_IA_01 since this Monday.

  • Processing exception during a “UsageRights” operation. com. Adobe.Processing Exception: The credential with alias: Reader Rights has expired

After checking the details from CX_FP_RUNTIME of FUNCTION ‘FPCOMP_CREATE_PDX’ at include program LFPCOMPFRM (check this), find this could be caused by  ADS Configuration errors:

  • The ADS configuration – especially the installation and configuration of the Reader Rights Credential is not correct.


The I find sap just release new notes about this:

  • 3243244 – New version of Adobe ReaderRights credential does not work in NW 7.40 or lower releases


New version of ReaderRights credential file provided after April 2022 does not work with NW 7.40 and lower release systems


Please understand that AS Java 7.40 and lower are no more supported. See SAP Note 1648480 – Maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 Software including SAP NetWeaver.
We would recommend to upgrade to NW 7.50, then the new credential delivered after April 2022 should be working with no problem.

As a temporary workaround, the old version credential file you got before April 2022 can still be used, but please be aware that it will expire by January 9, 2023.
For requesting the old version credential file, please submit a support Case to component BC-SRV-FP.

January 9, 2023 is Today! That’s why it reveals 😀

Then everything is clear, just renewing the license of Reader Rights will do.


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      Author's profile photo Jan Fränzel
      Jan Fränzel

      Hi Jigang Zhang 张吉刚


      for other releases (>= NW7.5) also relevant and "SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC)" 😉

      see :

      736902 - Adobe Credentials




      Author's profile photo Jigang Zhang 张吉刚
      Jigang Zhang 张吉刚
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you for your addition!

      Author's profile photo Mick James
      Mick James

      Thanks a lot for this Jigang, very helpful. We've never used anything but NW7.50 but still our credentials expired yesterday without warning. Thanks for not alerting us SAP.