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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » User and database security » User security (roles and privileges) » Passwords


Changing a password (Sybase Central)

Change the password for a user by editing the user properties.


Any user can change their own password.

To change the password for another user, you must have the CHANGE PASSWORD system privilege.

You cannot use Sybase Central to change the password for another user who has dual control password changing enabled (that is, their change_password_dual_control login policy option is set to ON). If you are changing your own password and you have dual control password changing set to ON, you can still change your password normally; dual control password changing is not applied.

Context and remarks

Passwords are case-sensitive and they cannot:

  • begin with white space, single quotes, or double quotes
  • end with white space
  • contain semicolons
  • be longer than 255 bytes in length
  1. In Sybase Central, use the SQL Anywhere 16 plug-in to connect to the database.

  2. Double-click Users, right-click a user and then click Properties.

  3. Ensure that the This user has a password field is selected.

  4. Complete the Password and Confirm password fields.

  5. Click Apply, and then click OK.


The user password is changed.


Inform the user of their new password.

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