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Why Can I Login AS SYSDBA With Any Username and Password? (Doc ID 242258.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 29, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

Due to the misconception about the AS SYSDBA login allowed with any username, this FAQ wants to avoid the panic associated with the wrong assumption that it is a security breach that you can login with any username AS SYSDBA while in fact you are O/S authenticated.

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