ORA-01994 "password file missing or disabled" when changing SYS password
(Doc ID 2535089.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 13, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
An error ORA-01994 is encountered when trying to change the password for user SYS.
There is a new requirement in version 12.2 that if the SYS password is changed, the passwordfile must have been configured.
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