Creating the Sybase User Account

To ensure that SAP ASE product files and directories are created with consistent ownership and privileges, create a system administrator account.

One user—typically the system administrator, who has read, write, and execute privileges—should perform all installation, configuration, and upgrade tasks.

  1. To create a system administrator account, choose an existing account, or create a new account and assign a user ID, group ID, and password for it.
    This account is sometimes called the “sybase” user account. See your operating system documentation for instructions on creating a new user account.
    If you have installed other SAP software, the "sybase" user should already exist.
  2. Verify that you can log in to the machine using this account.