Grant SYSDBA Fails With "ORA-01994: GRANT Failed: Password File Missing Or Disabled" (Doc ID 2045544.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You have set the database parameter REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE to EXCLUSIVE and you have created a password file using the "orapwd" utility
but when you execute the following statement it fails:

SQL> grant SYSDBA to SYS;
grant SYSDBA to SYS
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01994: GRANT failed: password file missing or disabled

Cause

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