Before you log on the first time, your system administrator will give you an initial password. During the logon process, you should create a new password, one that you alone will know. After that, you use your own password whenever you log on. (These procedures may differ somewhat at your company; for more information, contact your system administrator.)
To log on, you must first open the SAP Logon Menu by double-clicking its icon. For more information, seeThe SAP Logon.
The SAP logon icon now appears in both the task bar (together with the SAP Release number) and the system tray (that is, the bottom right-hand corner of your desktop).
After you start the SAP System (seeStarting the SAP System), the first screen you see is the logon screen (in this case, with the title SAP R/3).
When you press theTAB key after you have entered data in a field, the cursor moves to the beginning of the next field. However, if you enter the maximum number of characters possible in a field, you do not have to press the TAB key. For example, the maximum number of characters you can enter in the Client field is three. If you enter 001 in the Client field, the cursor automatically moves to the beginning of the next field. For more information on automatic tabbing, see Tabbing Between Fields Automatically.
For more information on entering data, seeEntering Data in Fields.
The logon screen is shown above. To log on to the SAP System:
If a default client number appears in the field, you can either accept it, or change it by typing over it.
To move the cursor to the User ID field, press the
To move the cursor to the Password field, press theTAB key.
As you type the initial password, the asterisks remain in the field, and only the cursor moves. As a security measure, the system does not display what you type.
In the SAP System, passwords are not case-sensitive.
If you do not see the new password dialog box, check the status bar for a system message. You may have entered an incorrect client number, password, user ID, or language key. If this is the case, repeat steps 1 through 5.
Memorize your password. You cannot log on to the SAP System without it.
As you type the new password, the asterisks remain in the field, and only the cursor moves. As a security measure, the system does not display what you type.
To move the cursor to the Repeat password field, press theTAB key.
If there are systemwide messages, the System Messages dialog box appears. After you have read the messages, choose Continue (or choose Enter) to close the dialog box.
You can display the system messages later by choosing Tools ® Administration ® Administration ® System Messages.
In the standard SAP System, the SAP Easy Access initial screen appears, as shown here.
Additional InformationThe SAP Logon