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3369963 - Linux: Instance startup fails with 'Interactive authentication required'


During installation, an error is reported for the instance startup:

WARNING    2023-01-01 10:00:00.00 (root/sapinst) (startInstallation) [iaxxbjsmod.cpp:83] id=modlib.jslib.childAppReturn
Execution of the command "/usr/sap/SID/ASCS00/exe/sapcontrol -prot NI_HTTP -nr 01 -function StartService SID" finished with return code 1. Output: 

FAIL: Service start failed: systemdI_sdbus_cmd: StartUnit 'SAPSID_00.service' - failed: Interactive authentication required.

Trying to start the instance as sidadm user fails with the similar error:

hostname:sidadm 1> systemctl start SAPSID_00
==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.systemd1.manage-units ====
Authentication is required to start 'SAPSID_00.service'.
Authenticating as:



SUSe Linux Enterprise Server 15 (possibly other distributions and versions)

Systemd integrated SAP kernel - 3139184 - Linux: systemd integration for sapstartsrv and SAP Host Agent


SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP S/4HANA all versions


polkit, polkitd, Linux, Interactive authentication required, sapinst, swpm, systemd, systemctl , KBA , BC-OP-LNX , Linux , BC-OP-LNX-SUSE , SUSE Linux , Problem

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