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 to [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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


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