"OPW-00023: Specify Either 'asm' 'dbuniquename' Or 'file' With The 'delete' Option" when deleting the password file (Doc ID 2006284.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to delete an OS based password file using "delete" option fails.

orapwd file=<name of the pasword file> delete=y

OPW-00023: Specify either 'asm' 'dbuniquename' or 'file' with the 'delete' option.

Cause

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