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

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 12-Jun-2013

Symptoms

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

Cause

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