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2079913 - How the Password is generated for newly added users in BizX - Employee Central (Add New Employee) and BizX Platform


  • If you are an Employee Central customer and create new users via Admin Tools / Add New Employee you need to be aware that your system configuration will determine how the passwords for new users are created.
  • When I create new users in Employee Central Admin Tools / Add New Employee in what format will the password be created?


  • SAP SuccessFactors - Employee Central
  • SAP SuccessFactors - HCM Core


  • In the SuccessFactors system some customers have a system configuration called Single Sign-On. Having this on or off affects your new user passwords. For new users they are normally received on the Welcome Message Notification email.
  • Key point : If a user has been created via Admin Tools / Add New Employee then as a rule the system always generates a random password. Only when SSO is enabled on the customer instance then the password would be same as the username.
  • Note in a non-SSO system or SSO system if you add the user using imports (in Import Employee Data / Basic Import), then in this case the password would typically be the same as username.
  • Also note the above advice also applies if you are using Recruiting and Manage Pending Hires to transfer new employees into Admin Tools / Add New Employee.

See Also

  • 2432323 - How to send the Welcome Message to new users created via Import
  • 2244514 - Welcome Message doesn't appear when an employee is created using SFAPI User entity


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