ORA-28009 Upon Sqlplus Connect sys/<password> (Doc ID 1049536.6)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.0.3.2 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 8.0.3 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 23-Apr-2013


Symptoms

Connections as user sys/<password> fail with the following error:


SQL> conn sys/a
ERROR:
ORA-28009: connection as SYS should be as SYSDBA or SYSOPER

Cause

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