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Why do the timestamp and md5 hash values of a password file change? (Doc ID 2821102.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 10, 2023

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Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
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As extensively indicated here, a password file can be modified through the use of the ORAPWD tool, or by granting or revoking administrative privileges such as SYSDBA, SYSOPER, SYSBACKUP, SYSDG, or SYSKM to database users. Any of these modifications also modify the timestamp and MD5 hash values of a password file, naturally. However, what could cause these characteristics of a password file to change if neither of the previously indicated actions were performed?


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