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By default when a HANA user is created, the password lifetime is set to 182 days (6 months).  This can be modified via the configuration options as seen below.

In HANA Studio go to

  • Administration
  • Configuration tab
  • Expand indexserver.ini
  • Expand password policy
  • Confirm the value for maximum_password_lifetime

In the event that a user's password does expire, how does a user using one of the frontend BI4 tools know?  Find out below.

To show what happens when a user’s password has expired,  we force the user to change their password with the following SQL statement


Client Tools

HANA Studio


Web Intelligence


Crystal Reports for Enterprise

Crystal Reports 2011

Dashboards (Xcelsius)

Analysis Edition for OLAP

Analysis Edition for Microsoft


The client tools show a different error message depending on which one is used.  Only the Analysis Edition for Microsoft, lets a user change thier password within the tool itself.