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Timestamp on ORAPWD File Updated When Users' Password Changed (Doc ID 312093.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The password file includes user name and passwords of all the users with SYSDBA privilege.

The following query gives you the users listed in the password file :

SQL> select * from V$PWFILE_USERS;

Every time the statement ALTER USER  <username> IDENTIFIED BY <new password> is issued to change the password of any user , the ORAPWD<SID> file is updated with the current timestamp




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