How To Lock/Unlock a Schema Account and Which Privileges are Required

(Doc ID 1073750.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 to 11.2.0.0 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 22-Dec-2011***


Goal

User accounts can be created in lock mode for security reasons
--or--
A user account can become locked over time due if
 - the user fails to provide the correct password after [x] number of attempts
 - the account hasn't been used for [x] days
 - etc

This article describes the command and privileges needed to lock or unlock a schema account.

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