Setting the System Administrator Password

When you install SAP software, the software creates a system administrator account called "sa," which can use any database on an SAP ASE server, including master, with full privileges.

Log in to the SAP ASE server as "sa" and set a password:
$SYBASE/$SYBASE_OCS/bin/isql -Usa -P -Sserver_name
1> sp_password default, new_password
2> go
  • default – is the non-null password.
  • new_password – is the password that you are assigning to the "sa" account.

For the greatest security, the password should contain at least six characters, and uses a combination of letters and numbers.