Logging On

Prerequisites

Before you log on, make sure you know what your client number, user ID, and password are. Also, if you want to work in a language other than English, make sure you know what the language key for your desired language is. See your system administrator for more information.

In the steps below, you are often instructed to press the TAB key after you enter data in a field. When you press the TAB key, the cursor moves to the beginning of the next field.

If you are have set the AUTOTAB option, you do not have to press the TAB key if you enter the maximum number of characters possible in a field. For example, the maximum number of characters that you can enter in the Client field is three. If you enter 001 in the Client field, the cursor will automatically move to the beginning of the next field. For more information about entering data, see Enabling and Disabling Automatic Tabbing Between Fields.

Procedure

If you are logging on for the first time, see Logging On the First Time.

If you have logged on previously, but cannot remember how, do the following:

  1. In the Client field, enter the client number.
  2. If a default client number appears in the field, you can either change it by typing over it, or you can accept it by leaving it.

    Press the TAB key to move the cursor to the User ID field.

  3. In the User ID field, enter your user ID.
  4. Press the TAB key to move the cursor to the Password field.

  5. In the Password field, enter your password.
  6. Note that as you type your password, the asterisks remain in the field and only the cursor moves. As a security measure, the system does not display what you type.

  7. If you want screens, menus, and fields to appear in a language other than English, press the TAB key to move the cursor to the Language field, then enter the language key for the desired language.
  8. Press ENTER .
  9. In the standard R/3 System, the copyright notice is displayed.

    If you do not see the copyright notice, check the status bar for a System Message. You may have entered an incorrect client number, password, user ID, or language key. If this is the case, repeat steps 1 through 5.

  10. In the copyright notice dialog box, click on Continue.

The copyright notice is removed.

If there are system-wide messages - for example, a greeting from your System Administrator - the System Messages dialog box is displayed. After you have read the messages, click on Continue in the dialog box to close it.

Result

In the standard system, the main menu screen is displayed, as shown here.

You have successfully logged on to the R/3 System.

See also:

Rules for Creating a Password