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Error 'Bad public username or password. Cannot open the database PMDB requested by the login. Login failed' When Attempting to Configure the Connection to a SQL Server Database (Doc ID 1477337.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2022

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 6.2.1 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 6.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to connect to Project management and then create an alias connection, the following error occurs.

Bad public username or password. Cannot open the database '<database name>' requested by the login. Login failed"


The solutions from Knowledgebase articles Doc ID 907468.1 & Doc ID 902729.1 have already been applied, but did not resolve the reported error.


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