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Use ALTER USER Command to Change Your Own Password Without the Privilege and Go Through the Password Verify Function (Doc ID 242668.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This bulletin explains how a user can change his own password with ALTER USER command whereas this is not recommended in versions 8, 8.1 and 9.0.

A new clause REPLACE in the ALTER USER command allows this starting with version 9.2.


For DBAs who allow the users to change their own password checked though by the password verify function.


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