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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: "Alter user sys identified by" not working

    Hello everyone!

    First of all, and following the forum guidelines (this is my first post ), I use:

    Windows 7 x64
    Oracle Enterprise 11g R2 x32

    I have some basic experience with SQL Server and MySQL (more with MySQL). Today I started working with Oracle, and I've been bumping a lot on the way.

    The problem I'm having now is that, for some reason, I can't connect to any sys user (sysdba or sysoper). Probably I made a mistake writing the password when creating the database, but I'm not sure, so I'm trying to change it.

    I've been trying, as some searches had led me to try, to use

    Code:
    sqlplus /nolog
    connect / as sysdba
    alter user sys identified by new_pass
    And it seems to work. I mean, it says "User altered". However, I still can't log in sqlplus with the new password. It's a little weird, since I can connect to "sysman" with my original password, but it doesn't have the privileges I need.

    I'd appreciate any help I could get, and I thank you beforehand.

  2. #2
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    >However, I still can't log in sqlplus with the new password.
    While I will accept above is true, it is totally & 100% devoid of any actionable detail.
    is COPY & PASTE broken for you?
    There are a gazillion different reasons why you can't login.
    Without knowing the complete error code & message from Oracle, I won't guess any possible solution.

    my car won't go
    tell me how to make my car go.

    [oracle@localhost ~]$ sqlplus / as sysdba

    SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.2.0 Production on Wed Sep 11 17:45:13 2013

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    Connected to:
    Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production
    With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options

    SQL> connect sys/foobar as sysdba
    Connected.
    SQL> connect sys/ID10T as sysdba
    Connected.
    SQL> connect sys/does_not_matter as sysdba
    Connected.
    SQL>
    Last edited by anacedent; 09-11-13 at 21:46.
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