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SAP Certification and S-User ID Expiration

former_member66268
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Hello Team, now that SAP has communicated/published that the S-User Id has an expiry date starting this year (24 months default with options for the system administrators to extend/shorten them). You can check your S-User Id expiration date in your user profile when you logon to SAP One Launchpad site. However the official page regarding the S-User Id expiration roll out does not talk about the S-User Id issued to SAP certification holders. I scanned through the site and didnt find any specific information relating to that. However I checked my user profile and it does have an expiry date attached to it and also noticed that my S-User Id is tied to a former company I worked in the past when I got my certification. I double checked my SAP certification and it does have the same S-User Id that has been tied to my former company. I did my certification back in 2005 (yeah, old timer) and probably didnt notice these linkages. So the question is, how can I untangle this mess or my S-User Id will be permanently gone come 2022? I know you can obtain/use your current employer S-User Id but I do value my certification and do want to have a separate S-User Id tied to that.

Thanks

Chandra

warren_angerstein3
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Difficult issue to untangle. Interestingly, I looked at my expiration date after reading your post and mine is 12/31/9999

former_member66268
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warren.angerstein3 I say lucky you! I'm mad at myself for not catching this when I did my certification back in the days 😞

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cristinagg
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Hi Chandramouly,

Yes, it looks like with the implementation of the expiration dates and the SAP Universal ID, getting access to things like the SAP Notes is going to get even more complicated for some people.

If you have a new S-User you can ask for the migration of the certifications indicating your old S-User, old Customer Number, new S-User and new Customer number. As explained in note 2547250 - How to reassign training (learning) certifications to a new S-User ID - SAP Training | SAP....

You can find more information about how the S-User works in this post. I think it can help to clarify some topics or it can even open more questions. From my point of view, certifications should be assigned from now on to the SAP Universal ID instead of a specific S-User because what happens when the S-User is deleted from the SAP database (after 12 months the S-User has expired). Do you then lose completely the certifications? If you don't work for an SAP customer or a partner you cannot get an S-User. I hope you can find the information in the post helpful.

Kind regards,

Cristina Gil Gallo