ORA-28188: Cannot Alter User SYS/SYSBACKUP/SYSDG/SYSKM To Be Identified Externally Or Globally (Doc ID 1927961.1)

Last updated on MAY 27, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to alter one of internal users that exist to provide Separation Of Duties (SOD users) you get this error:

 

alter user SYSDG identified externally
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-28188: cannot alter user SYS/SYSBACKUP/SYSDG/SYSKM to be identified as externally or as globally



Changes

 Upgrade to 12.1.0.2

Cause

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