DBA_USERS.ACCOUNT_STATUS shows LOCKED after FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS Is Breached (Doc ID 284344.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 11-MAR-2013


Symptoms

DBA_USERS.ACCOUNT_STATUS shows LOCKED for a user with a profile with a PASSWORD_LOCK_TIME set to unlimited and number of failed logins > FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS

create profile my_profile limit failed_login_attempts 3 password_lock_time unlimited ;

SQL> create user my_user identified by my_user default tablespace users temporary tablespace temp profile my_profile ;

User created.

SQL> grant connect to my_user ;

(after 3 failed login attempts)

USERNAME PROFILE ACCOUNT_STATUS
-------------------------------
MY_USER MY_PROFILE LOCKED

Cause

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