Data Vault : CONNECT SYS AS SYSDBA Fails with ORA-1031 Though Passwordfile Exists (Doc ID 429818.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 12, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows XP
***Checked for relevance on 14-Sep-2012***
Oracle Database Vault - Version: 10.2

Symptoms

Though SYSDBA is enabled via the password file and REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE initialization parameter's value is EXCLUSIVE, it still does not allow to connect to the database using the following syntax:

$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL> connect sys/xxx@ORCL as SYSDBA
ORA-01031:Insufficient Privileges error message


But connection as SYSOPER is possible :

$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL> connect sys/xxx@ORCL as SYSOPER
Connected.

Cause

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