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Password sharing using firefighter on HANA DB

We are on GRCFND_A-SP08, GRCPINW- 1200_750_SP8 version and trying to implement EAM on HANA DB. What I noticed is that while using the EAM process on HANA DB I am able to share the Firefighter password (I am not logging using password copied from clipboard) with user A and user A is able to login to HANA Studio or another WEBIDE session using the FF password which I shared.

Is there any way to mitigate it?

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  • Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 06:36 PM

    Hi Akash,

    You can set password expiry using parameter "HANA Firefighter Timeout" attribute (in seconds) to mitigate the risk of HANA DB Firefighter being misused.

    Navigate to Governance, Risk and Compliance -> Access Control -> Maintain Connector Settings. Select the HANA connector where you would like to set timeout then Click Assign Attributes to the Connector. Click on New Entries, select HANA Firefighter Timeout as Attribute Name and then type the desired timeout in seconds.



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    • Hi Madhu,

      Thanks for your reply. Wanted to know how will the password misuse risk be mitigated by applying the said parameter as the name of the parameter indicates about timeout of the session but still the password could be shared.


      Akash Parekh

  • Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Did somone configure the HANA Disable Password (SAML) attribute?

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