Changing the Passwords for Database Standard Users

To protect the database standard users, you need to change their passwords as shown in the table below. When you change the password for sapr3, you also need to update the SAPUSER table in the database. Otherwise, SAP System work processes cannot connect successfully to the Informix database. For more information on how to update the SAPUSER table, see Updating the SAPUSER Table.

Changing the Passwords for Standard Informix Users



Method to Change Password


Windows and database user

Windows command passwd


Windows user and database administrator

Windows command passwd


Windows and database user (SAP system)

Windows command passwd

If you change the passwords for <sapsid>adm, informix, and sapr3, you also have to change the passwords of all services and batch jobs started with the Windows Scheduler that use these users.