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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Unanswered: How to change SYS password in ORACLE?


    I have a newly installed database version
    As per Security purposes I need to change the password for "SYS" under dual controlled.

    I tried to use "ALTER USER SYS identified by <password> password expire;" but upon trying to login a new session, I was not ask to provide the new password for SYS id.

    I cannot make use of passwd command, for reasons that we need to hide the dual controlled password to anybody.

    Thanks and regards,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    I don't think you can expire SYS (to avoid a worse case scenario).
    Not to mention you don't need a password locally at all.
    Since you can stop remote connectivity for the SYS user and only
    have it login locally I don't see what the issue is ...

    Either way, just change the password every X days.
    - The_Duck
    you can lead someone to something but they will never learn anything ...

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