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SYS and SYSTEM accounts are incorrectly listed in DBA_USERS_WITH_DEFPWD in 12c (Doc ID 2173962.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

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


After creation of a new 12c database, the SYS and SYSTEM accounts are listed in DBA_USERS_WITH_DEFPWD even though the accounts were created with non-default passwords. Setting the same passwords again with ALTER USER correctly recognises that the accounts do not have default passwords.

The same behaviour may happen with some other built-in users e.g. DBSNMP, PDBADMIN etc.


 Fresh installation of a 12c database (both CDB and non-CDB)


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