How To Change ASM SYS PASSWORD ? (Doc ID 452076.1)

Last updated on JUNE 12, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.3
***Checked for relevance on 14-Feb-2014***

Goal

To change the ASM SYS Password

Things tried:

SQL> password
Changing password for SYS
Old password:
New password:
Retype new password:
ERROR:
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [15051], [], [], [], [], [], [], []

 

SQL> select INSTANCE_NAME from v$instance;

INSTANCE_NAME
----------------
+ASM

SQL> ALTER USER sys IDENTIFIED BY <new_password> REPLACE <old_password>;
ALTER USER sys IDENTIFIED BY <new_password> REPLACE <old_password>
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01109: database not open 

 

The following error also might occur:
SQL> alter user sys identified by ;
alter user sys identified by
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

Solution

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