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Old June 27th, 2004, 06:59 AM
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Default weird Oracle problem!

Hi everyone,

I am having a weird Oracle problem. I used the command line tool dbca (database configuration Assistant) to create an Oracle database like so:

dbca dbca -silent -createDatabase -templateName Transaction_Processing.dbc
-gdbname TESTDB -sid TESTDB

The database was successfully created. It said that the initial sys password was change_on_install.

The problem is that I could log onto as sys using any password and even when I did ALTER USER sys IDENTIFIED by syspass, it did not change the password. It says that the user has been altered but I can still logon as sys with any password.

Am I missing something? Please help!



Old July 5th, 2004, 06:06 AM
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Hi Pankaj,

With what user you ran the ALTER USER command

Old July 12th, 2004, 09:33 PM
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This is probably a very normal situation.

In your sqlnet.ora file, if SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES is set to NTS, Oracle is allowed to use NT's authentication facilities rather than passwords to authenticate users. If your Windows user is a member of the ORA_DBA group, and you are connecting on the same machine that the database is running on, you can log in as sys without a password.

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