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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 12.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 An error ORA-01994 is encountered when trying to change the password for user SYS.

Changes

 There is a new requirement in version 12.2 that if the SYS password is changed, the passwordfile must have been configured.

Cause

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