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Background documentation Profile Parameters for Logon and Password (Login Parameters)  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

The following table presents the profile parameters with which you can set password and logon rules. For information about the procedure for changing profile parameters, see Changing and Switching Profile Parameters.

Note

To make the parameters globally effective in an SAP system (system profile parameters), set them in the default system profile DEFAULT.PFL. However, to make them instance-specific, you must set them in the profiles of each application server in your SAP system.

To display the documentation for one of the parameters, choose Tools CCMS Configuration Profile Maintenance (transaction RZ10), specify the parameter name, and choose Display.On the following screen, choose the Documentation pushbutton.

Password Checks

Parameter

Explanation

login/min_password_lng

Defines the minimum length of the password.

Default value: 3; permissible values: 3 – 8

login/min_password_digits

Defines the minimum number of digits (0-9) in passwords.

Default value: 0; permissible values: 0 – 8

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10

login/min_password_letters

Defines the minimum number of letters (A-Z) in passwords.

Default value: 0; permissible values: 0 – 8

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10

login/min_password_specials

Defines the minimum number of special characters in the password Permissible special characters are $%&/()=?'`*+~#-_.,;:{[]}\<>│ and space

Default value: 0; permissible values: 0 – 8

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10

login/password_charset

This parameter defines the characters of which a password can consist.

Permissible values:

      0 (restrictive): The password can only consist of digits, letters, and the following (ASCII) special characters :!"@ $%&/()=?'`*+~#-_.,;:{[]}\<>| and space

      1 (backward compatible, default value): The password can consist of any characters including national special characters (such as , , from ISO Latin-1, 8859-1). However, all characters that are not contained in the set above (for value = 0) are mapped to the same special character, and the system therefore does not differentiate between them.

      2 (not backward compatible): The password can consist of any characters. It is converted internally into the Unicode format UTF-8. If your system does not support Unicode, you may not be able to enter all characters on the logon screen. This restriction is limited by the code page specified by the system language.

Caution

With login/password_charset = 2, passwords are stored in a format that systems with older kernels cannot interpret. You must therefore only set the profile parameter to the value 2 after you have ensured that all systems involved support the new password coding.

Available in the standard system as of SAP Web AS 6.40.

login/min_password_diff

Defines the minimum number of characters that must be different in the new password compared to the old password.

Default value: 1; permissible values: 1 – 8

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10

login/password_expiration_time

Defines the validity period of passwords in days.

Default value: 0; permissible values: any numerical value

login/password_change_for_SSO

If the user logs on with Single Sign-On, checks whether the user must change his or her password.

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10, as of SAP Basis 4.6 by Support Package

login/disable_password_logon

Controls the deactivation of password-based logon

This means that the user can no longer log on using a password, but only with Single Sign-On variants (X.509 certificate, logon ticket). More information: Logon Data Tab Page

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10, as of SAP Basis 4.6 by Support Package

login/password_logon_usergroup

Controls the deactivation of password-based logon for user groups

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10, as of SAP Basis 4.6 by Support Package

Multiple Logon

Parameter

Explanation

login/disable_multi_gui_login

Controls the deactivation of multiple dialog logons

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6

login/multi_login_users

List of excepted users, that is, the users that are permitted to log on to the system more than once.

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6

Incorrect Logon

Parameter

Explanation

login/fails_to_session_end

Defines the number of unsuccessful logon attempts before the system does not allow any more logon attempts. The parameter is to be set to a value lower than the value of parameter login/fails_to_user_lock.

Default value: 3; permissible values: 1 -99

login/fails_to_user_lock

Defines the number of unsuccessful logon attempts before the system locks the user. By default, the lock applies until midnight.

Default value: 12; permissible values: 1 -99

login/failed_user_auto_unlock

Defines whether user locks due to unsuccessful logon attempts should be automatically removed at midnight.

Default value: 1 (Lock applies only on same day); permissible values: 0, 1

Initial Password: Limited Validity

Parameter

Explanation

login/password_max_new_valid

Defines the validity period of passwords for newly created users.

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10, as of SAP Basis 4.6 by Support Package

login/password_max_reset_valid

Defines the validity period of reset passwords.

Available as of SAP Web AS 6.10, as of SAP Basis 4.6 by Support Package

SSO Logon Ticket

Parameter

Explanation

login/accept_sso2_ticket

Allows or locks the logon using SSO ticket.

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6D, as of SAP Basis 4.0 by Support Package

login/create_sso2_ticket

Allows the creation of SSO tickets.

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6D

login/ticket_expiration_time

Defines the validity period of an SSO ticket.

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6D

login/ticket_only_by_https

The logon ticket is only transferred using HTTP(S).

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6D

login/ticket_only_to_host

When logging on over HTTP(S), sends the ticket only to the server that created the ticket.

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6D

Other Login Parameters

Parameter

Explanation

login/disable_cpic

Refuse inbound connections of type CPIC

login/no_automatic_user_sapstar

Controls the emergency user SAP* (SAP Notes 2383 and 68048)

login/system_client

Specifies the default client. This client is automatically filled in on the system logon screen. Users can type in a different client.

login/update_logon_timestamp

Specifies the exactness of the logon timestamp.

Available as of SAP Basis 4.6

Other User Parameters

Parameter

Explanation

rdisp/gui_auto_logout

Defines the maximum idle time for a user in seconds (applies only for SAP GUI connections).

Default value: 0 (no restriction); permissible values: any numerical value

 

 

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