How to Change the Password of SYSMAN User in 10g and 11g Grid Control? (Doc ID 270516.1)

Last updated on JULY 22, 2016

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Enterprise Manager Grid Control - Version: to - Release: 10.1 to 11.1
check for relevance 10-oct-2014


This article provides a quick reference on how to modify the password for the SYSMAN user in the Grid Control setup - in the repository database as well as the OMS configuration files. Simply changing the password in the repository database is not sufficient as the password is also stored in the encrypted format in the OMS configuration file. In 11g Grid Control, the sysman password is stored in the credential store of the web logic setup.

The OMS uses sysman account to login into the repository database and if there is a mis-match in the password at the database level and the OMS configuration files, the OMS cannot start and function properly.

For the 12c Cloud Control, refer to <Note 1365930.1>: 12C Cloud Control: Steps to Modify the SYSMAN Password at OMS and Repository.


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