SAP HANA Express can't connect from Eclipse

Nov 21, 2016 at 11:49 AM


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Hi experts,

I'm trying to connect to HANA express database (installed on my laptop) from Eclipse with the SYSTEM user and getting an error "Invalid user name or password". The thing is that I have followed all the instructions in a "getting started" manual (including the change of initial password for SYSTEM user). The database is running properly, IP address is OK as well. What can be wrong?

I'm running a virtual machine image (server only) from Orcale VirtualBox. Everything is installed on my Mac.


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Mike Paola
Nov 21, 2016 at 07:07 PM

Vlad, this sounds like you're typing in the wrong userid and/or password. It's case sensitive so be sure you're typing everything correctly - ie. if a combination of lower and upper case.

Regards, Mike

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Denys van Kempen
Nov 22, 2016 at 09:31 AM

Hi Vlad,

It could be a keyboard mismatch between host OS and the VM.

There is a playlist about SAP HANA express on our SAP HANA Academy YouTube channel where configuration of keyboard and using a terminal connection to the VM for easy copy/paste is addressed:


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Vladislavs Zadvornevs Nov 24, 2016 at 02:55 PM

Thank you for the answers. I resolved the problem by re-importing the VM and going through the password change procedure for SYSTEM user once again. Seems that I typed something wrong the first time when I performed the password change. Now everything is OK.

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I have the same problem. I can not connect my virtual machine to eclipse. Is the password of the SYSTEM user changed once I change the user hxeadm password the first time the virtual machine is launched??


This should be a separate, new question. The password of system is changed when the VM is first setup. You are prompted to specify a new HANA master password that affects users like SYSTEM, XSA_DEV, XSA_ADMIN, TEL_ADMIN, etc.

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