Why Account Status Is Open When Expiry Date is Old Date in DBA_USERS (Doc ID 291195.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-Feb-2013***


Goal

Some of the database users have the account status set to OPEN while the expiry date is set to an old date: 

SQL> select sysdate from dual;

SYSDATE
---------
23-AUG-11

SQL> select username, expiry_date, account_status from dba_users where username ='TOM';

USERNAME EXPIRY_DATE ACCOUNT_STATUS
-------- ----------- --------------
TOM      23-MAR-11   OPEN


Whys is this happening?

Solution

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