Changing SYS Password HANGS with ALTER USER Command (Doc ID 301057.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.5 to 10.1.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 10.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 06-JUN-2013

Symptoms

SQL> ALTER USER sys IDENTIFIED BY <password> ;


When issuing this command to alter the SYS password, session just hangs.

No error message is returned.

REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE = exclusive


Cause

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