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HXE on GCP, connection from Eclipse issue

Hi experts,

I am using Hana Express Edition 2.0 SPS02 on GCP and want to connect from Eclipse HANA Studio. Followed the steps in tutorial but in step 7a, SYSTEM password (default HXEHana1) did not work.

Then I tried to change the SYSTEM password by using following command:

/usr/sap/<SID>/HDB<instance>/exe/hdbindexserver -resetUserSystem

Event the new password did not work. It gives and error 'invalid user name or password'.



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    Nov 23, 2017 at 08:16 PM

    Hi Sumit,

    I agree with Florian here. It is much easier (and faster) just to discard the instance and recreate a new one using Cloud Launcher.

    When performing the post configuration steps, you are prompted to define a "master password". This will be the password for the SYSTEM user for both the system database and tenant database (HXE) and will be the password to use to connect studio.

    I have covered the topic in my blog:


    Denys / SAP HANA Academy

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    • I did try with the 'HANA master password' too. Anyway. I went ahead to create another VM instance and this time I could connect the HANA system from eclipse. Thanks for your help.

  • Nov 23, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    HXEHana1 is the default password for the first setup. During the setup you were already asked to change the password. So you have to use the new set password.

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