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2360008 - 3004-703 Check "/etc/security/login.cfg" during installation


The installation of a SAP system fails in step "Install common system files" with error:

"Modifying the USER sapadm failed. SOLUTION: Modify the account manually and choose OK to continue."

Analysing the logs as explained in note 2142461 - How to start analysing issues in SWPM shows an error:

"Unable to create account user="sapadm". 3004-703 Check "/etc/security/login.cfg" file. (return code 22)"

The user can be different, it does not have to be sapadm.






  • SAP NetWeaver 7.5
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4
  • AIX
  • Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM)


SAP NetWeaver 7.5


user, shell, installation, SAP ASE, Sybase, HANA, system copy, database migration, homogeneous system copy, hetereogeneous system copy , KBA , BC-OP-AIX , IBM AIX , BC-INS , Installation Tools (SAP Note 1669327) , Problem

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