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

Last updated on AUGUST 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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.

Changes

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

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms