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2551066 - "Authentication failed" error on eQuest


"ID Error" or "Authentication failed. The username or password supplied is incorrect." error when clicking "Add Job Boards" on Job postings - eQuest


Successfactors Recruiting Management (RCM)

Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to bizx > Recruiting module

2. Select an approved Job requisition > go to Job postings

3. Then verify that Job Board Posting - eQuest is being used

4. Click "Add Job Boards" button and you will receive the "Authentication failed" error:

eQuest authentication failed error.PNG


Either the external system account for PARTNER_PASSWORD or PARTNER_PASSWORD is incorrect. In this case, the problem is with the incorrect PARTNER_PASSWORD.


1. Go to bizx > Admin Center > Manage External User Accounts

2. Export all external accounts to generate a .csv file of the instance's existing configuration

3. From the extracted .csv file, you can verify the USER_NAME if it's correct since it's from the Successfactors side.

4. Then to verify the correct PARTNER_USERNAME and PARTNER_PASSWORD, you will need to engage eQuest support.

Note: For security purposes, the PARTNER_PASSWORD will not be viewable in the extracted .csv file

5. Once the PARTNER_USERNAME has been verified and the eQuest support provided the PARTNER_PASSWORD, you can now update the .csv file and re-upload it in Successfactors by going to bizx > Admin Center > Manage External User Accounts > Import External accounts

See Also


2279964 How to Post a Job to eQuest.


equest, job board, add job boards, authentication failed, id error , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-JOB , Job Postings & Requisitions , LOD-SF-RCM-INT , Integration Center & Intelligent Services , Problem


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