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2627565 - Error 'Changes Lead to License Overconsumption'


You receive the error 'Changes Lead to License Overconsumption' when trying to lock/unlock user or edit its attributes. Also, the changes are not saved.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Application and User Management work center.
  2. Open Business User view.
  3. Select the user.
  4. Try to lock / unlock the user or try to edit its attributes.
  5. You will receive the error 'Changes Lead to License Overconsumption' and the changes will not be saved.


There is a Scoping Question that was selected to prevent overconsumption of user licenses.


  1. Go to Business Configuration.
  2. Open Implementation Projects view.
  3. Click on Edit Project Scope.
  4. Go to Questions step.
  5. Navigate to: Built-in Services and Support -> System Management -> User and Access Management.
  6. Deselect the question 'Do you want to prevent an overconsumption of user licenses?'.
  7. Finish the scoping.


license overconsumption; business user; subscriber licenses; service control center; business user; lock unlock , KBA , SRD-CC-IAM , Identity & Access Management , Problem


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