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2486770 - Cannot login SuccessFactors using Internet Explorer browser


  • Users can't log in to SF Instance on Internet Explorer;
  • Users are unable to open Home Page in Internet Explorer;
  • Users can log in on other browsers but not on Internet Explorer
  • When replicating on support side it works even on Internet Explorer

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SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in SuccessFactors using Internet Explorer;
  2. You are able to login, however the pages are not fully loaded;


We don't support "Internet Explorer compatibility mode". The reason is that Compatibility Mode downgrade IE to a lower browser by missing some required component for jQuery and SAPUI5 (SAP product's core UI framework).


To solve the issue, you can disable compatibility mode by following the steps below or use another browser.

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Open Settings from IE and click Compatibility View Settings;
  3. Remove all sites in it and un-select "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View";
  4. Click in Close and clean your cache browser;
  5. Try to access SuccessFactors again;


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