SAP Driver & Password Truncation

  • 3479015
  • 22-Aug-2007
  • 30-Apr-2013


Novell Identity Manager Driver - SAP HR


A customer is setting a password value of "hisnewsecret" via an administrative set and it's truncating the password to 8 characters. This is expected behavior for which I have verified on my SAP 4.6c system but they have SAP 700.


The solution is to change to User set mode. SAP has been throwing up roadblocks to the Admin set mode for 2 years. Using ADMIN_SET mode with new systems is not correct. This mode is really only useful on 4.6C or older systems. Please change to USER_SET mode. It is really only a difference in the APIs IDM uses for the "persistent mode" set.