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3260721 - Error Password Logon no Longer Possible When the User Changed the Password and Tries to Access the System


The user just changed the password and the system is showing the error message below when she/he tries to access the system:

Password logon no longer possible - too many failed attempts


SAP Business ByDesign 2208 and higher.

SAP Cloud for Customer 2208 and higher.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Administrator work center or Application and User Management > Business Users view.
  2. Search for the affected User.
  3. Click Edit > Attributes.
  4. Remove the flag of Password Locked and Change the Password.
  5. Try to access the system with the affected user.
  6. Error appears.


There can be multiple reasons for this issue:

  • Another device which was used before with a previous password tries to access the system as soon it connects to the network, it can be mobile device, laptop, check if any device is trying to login automatically.
  • Mostly devices with wireless access can cause this behavior. Remove all stored network of those devices with old password.
  • The old credentials might be saved on an application, like the Outlook Addin, Print Manager, etc.


Make sure that the Old password is changed to the new Password from all the above-mentioned places.

In case issue is due to the Outlook Integration as the Old password is saved in the outlook plugin, in that case, when you change the password, make sure to change the SAP logon password in the Outlook plugin as well following the below steps.

1. Go to Outlook and Select
2. Select Logon
3. Enter the new Password in the Log On to SAP Cloud for Customer
4. Enter the New Password

IMPORTANT: In case you are not able to locate the place where the wrong password was set, quick remedy is to change the logon user ID to another ID (new) so that the incorrect logon attempts would not affect this user anymore.


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SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer core applications all versions