How to fix my sync if the password for my Salesforce sync user expires

Document created by 13b7438e60961ff9becfd2933cd2f136119f537b Employee on Dec 22, 2014Last modified by Vishal Sharma on Jun 26, 2018
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Your Salesforce sync is not working because the password for your Salesforce sync user expired. You will see an error in Marketo saying:


describeSObject failed - The users password has expired, you must call SetPassword before attempting any other API operations.


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To resolve this error temporarily, you will have to change both your password and security token in Salesforce and then update these credentials in Marketo under Admin -> Salesforce -> Edit Credentials -> update both your password and security token in the 2 boxes illustrated below then press the Save button:




To permanently fix this issue, you will need to change the password policies in Salesforce so that your password never expires in Salesforce. To do this, in Salesforce, go to Setup -> Administration Setup -> Security Controls -> Password Policies -> User passwords expire in -> Never expires -> Save for your "" user in Salesforce:


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Please note this is a Salesforce setting and you should consult your Salesforce Admin before implementing this change

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