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administrator can reset it from the system database.
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You cannot log on to the database as the SYSTEM because the password has been
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 There is no user available with the system privilege USER ADMIN who can reset the
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SYSTEM user password.
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 Note
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US/577f8d3ffebd4265b73e2c673d934412 If you can log on as SYSTEM or another user with the system privilege USER
ADMIN, do not use the procedure described here to change the password of the
System Administration
SYSTEM user. Instead, log on to the tenant database directly and either execute

(/viewer/6b94445c94ae495c83a19646e7c theALTER USER SYSTEM PASSWORD <new_password> statement directly or
US/b83861bc16514d68af576945811a92a change the password using the User editor in the SAP HANA cockpit
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 You are connected to the system database and have the system privilege DATABASE
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Monitoring Critical Security Settings in SA



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Managing SAP HANA Users
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US/ed7af17e5ae14de694d9bee5f35098f4 You can also reset the SYSTEM user password of a tenant database using the SAP
Database Users HANA cockpit.

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1. Stop the tenant database, for example by executing the following statement:
The SYSTEM User
ALTER SYSTEM STOP DATABASE <database_name>
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2. Create a new password for the SYSTEM user by executing the following statement:
Deactivate the SYSTEM User

(/viewer/6b94445c94ae495c83a19 ALTER DATABASE <database_name> SYSTEM USER PASSWORD <new_password>


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Resetting the SYSTEM User Passw  Note

(/viewer/6b94445c94ae495c83a19 The password must adhere to the password policy of the system database.
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The password for the SYSTEM user is reset and the tenant database is started.
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Reset the SYSTEM User Passw Results
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Operating System User sidadm The password of the SYSTEM user of the tenant database is reset. You have to
(/viewer/6b94445c94ae495c83a19646 change the password the next time you log on with this user, this time in line with the
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User Authentication and Single Sign
If the SYSTEM user was previously deactivated locked or expired it is now activated
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If the SYSTEM user was previously deactivated, locked, or expired, it is now activated
again. We recommend that you deactivate it.

If auditing is enabled, the password change is automatically logged in both the


system and tenant database audit trails.

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Auditing Activity in the SAP HANA Database


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