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

Last updated on AUGUST 19, 2022

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 Enterprise Manager (EM) Grid Control - 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 EM 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 mismatch in the password at the database level and the OMS configuration files, the OMS cannot start and function properly.

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

For EM 13c Cloud Control, see the following reference for instructions on how to change the SYSMAN password:

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide
Release 13.2
Chapter 2 Security Features
2.7 Additional Security Considerations
2.7.1 Changing the SYSMAN and MGMT_VIEW Passwords

See: Changing the SYSMAN User Password



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In this Document
 Steps for Changing the SYSMAN Password in 10.x Grid Control
 Steps for Changing the SYSMAN Password in and 11.1 Grid Control
 If the current SYSMAN password is unknown

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