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

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2022

Applies to:

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


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


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