Thursday, February 22, 2024

How to switch BPC environment state (on/off line)?

In one of my older posts, I explained few ways how to check BPC environment state. Either it is online or offline. This time I focus on how to change the state of the BPC environment.

1. in BPC web client: In main screen of web client choose Settings button on top right corner. From there click on Environment button in a drop down Settings menu.

There is a new popup shown as next with a listing all available environments in the system. In a bottom part of the window there is a “Manage All Environments” button. Click on that one. 

There is a new screen called Manage All Environments shown as a next. Form here choose the environment which status do you want to change and clink on “Change Status” bottom on the screen toolbar. 


As a last step there is a new popup window where the environment status can be changed via radio button. 


2. in SAP BPC backend: Use t-code SE16 to browse table UJ0_PARAM_APP. Put following selection into the selection screen.

APPSET_ID = <your BPC environment tech name>

FIELD = AVAILABLEFLAG


In a VALUE column of the table there is either 0 or 1. Zero means the environment is to offline and one means it is set to online.


3. in SAP BPC backend – custom program: There can be a small ABAP program created. That changes the content of VALUE column in table UJ0_PARAM_APP. That can be done via a call of method SET_APPSET_STATUS  of class CL_UJA_APPSET.

 

More information:

How to check BPC environment state (on/off line)?

Saturday, January 13, 2024

System does not let you log on using a password

In case user is getting a below message on attempt to logon to SAP NetWeaver/ABAP Platform based system:

This system does not let you log on using a password

Message no 00139

 

It means that password based logon to particular system was disabled. In such a case user has to use different authentication method to logon. There are following:

• Using password (conventional logon) – method that is not possible in this case

• Using an external security product (SNC)

• Using an X.509 browser certificate (intranet/Internet)

• Using a Workplace Single Sign-On (SSO) ticket

 

In case majority of the users in respective SAP system are using a different type of the authentication than password then it should be disabled. The disabling can be done system profile parameter called login/disable_password_logon.

The parameter’s default value is 0 that means the password-based logon is possible. Other allowed values are:

1 - Password logon only for users of the group specified by login/password_logon_usergroup

2 - Password logon is no longer possible in general


More information:

Profile Parameters for Logon and Password (Login Parameters)

320991 - Error codes during logon (list)