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adding password rules causes issues

Our organization has currently decided to implement greater password restrictions. However, the addition of the profile parameter login/password_expiration_time has caused some havoc in our sandbox.

The problem is that we have Dialog user accounts such as DDIC and J2EE_ADMIN with expiring passwords. The problem with this is that these accounts are being used for background jobs (DDIC) and other system type events such as enabling the SOAP Service (J2EE_ADMIN).

What is the best way to implement these password rules without causing pieces of our system to come to a halt. Is it recommended to use service or system user typed users for running background jobs and such? Would it be safe to change the user type of DDIC or J2EE_ADMIN? Or is there a way to exclude a set of users from password rules without changing their user type? I have not been able to find a way.

Just looking for the SAP recommended approach.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by: Alex Van Luven on May 13, 2011 3:25 PM

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> I always prefer to use user copy of DDIC for background jobs (user type as service or system) to avoid such type of problems.


> Thanks

> Sunny

This is the best solution, because the password rules affect to every dialog user without exception.


Edited by: Juan Francisco Estrada Garcia on May 24, 2011 8:49 AM

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