How To Recover From Lost SYS Password (Doc ID 805084.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 13-MAR-2013



Goal

How to recover from lost sys password?

This document covers the below scenarios:

Recovering from lost sys password using OS authentication on Unix
Recovering the lost sys password using passwordfile authentication on Unix
Recovering from lost sys password using NTS authentication on Windows
Recovering the lost sys password using passwordfile authentication on Windows

Solution

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