Ora-01031: Insufficient Privileges Using Sys/Password@TNS As Sysdba
(Doc ID 1293372.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
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***Checked for relevance on 02-Oct-2012***
When attempting to connect remotely as sysdba an ORA-1031 error is encountered:
[oracle@seclin4 ~]$ sqlplus sys/manager@d1v10205 as sysdba
SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.5.0 - Production on Sat Feb 12 14:07:17 2011
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ORA-01031: Insufficient privileges
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Configure the Password file
2. Check that the local connection works fine : sqlplus sys/manager as sysdba
3. run sqlplus sys/manager@TNS as sysdba
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