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Changing root password

HI,

I am going to change the root password on AIX. What should be considered for th same and how will effect my SAP system.

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  • Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 03:08 PM

    Changing the root password will not affect your SAP system.

    The system is only making use of the sidadm and orasid (in case of Oracle) users.

    Root user is being used for the saphostagent, but does not require a password.

    Kind regards,

    Mark

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    Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 02:22 PM

    Changing the passwords of the operating system users doesn't affect your SAP installation at all.

    All scripts are called either by root with a switchuser (su) to the corresponding SAP operating system user (no password necessary in this case) or as OS user directly (no password necessary, too).

    Best regards,

    Peter

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