Password downward compatibility

By Madhavi

Scenario: An SAP system has been upgraded from 4.6C to ECC6.0. But in ECC 6.0, the password can consist of 40 characters. For some reasons, this has to be restricted to 8 characters (same as old release). 

Solution: In this case, the password has to be enabled for backward compatibility. To achieve this, do the following: 

Go to transaction RZ11. 

Enter the parameter "login/password_downwards_compatibility". 


Click on Display:


By default, the parameter is set to 1. 

Click on the documentation to get the possible values of the parameters:


Now click on "Change Value" 


Change the parameter value from 1 to 5 for backward compatibility:

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