2202521 - ALPHANUM_REQUIRED_FOR_PSWD error updating initial password on AS Java connected to ABAP datasource | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2202521 - ALPHANUM_REQUIRED_FOR_PSWD error updating initial password on AS Java connected to ABAP datasource

Symptom

  • User may receive an error "WHITESPACES_NOT_ALLOWED" when attempting to change or update a password.
  • User may receive an invalid password message even though UME password criteria has been met.
  • Analyzing the security traces an error such as the below is displayed:
    "Cannot set new password: Could not set password for user UACC.R3_DATASOURCE.<UNAME>: ALPHANUM_REQUIRED_FOR_PSWD"
    or
    "An exception was thrown in the UME/ABAP user management connector. This exception might be caused by incorrect user input. It
    is written to the trace to assist incident analysis by SAP. Only messages also appearing in the log require administrator assistance.
    [EXCEPTION]
    com.sap.security.core.persistence.datasource.PersistenceException: ALPHANUM_REQUIRED_FOR_PSWD"

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Environment

  • Netweaver AS Java 7.x
  • ABAP R/3 datasource

Product

SAP NetWeaver 2004 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java 7.1 ; SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java 7.2 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java 7.1 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

Keywords

WHITESPACES_NOT_ALLOWED, ALPHANUM_REQUIRED_FOR_PSWD, abap, r/3, ume, security, policy, user, initial, update, changing, updating, pw, passwords , KBA , BC-JAS-SEC-UME , User Management Engine , BC-JAS-SEC , Security, User Management , Problem

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