Oracle Change User Password

Oracle Change User Password | In this tutorial, we will see what are the different ways to change passwords in the Oracle database. To change the password we must have the old password of the user.

Different ways to change passwords in Oracle,

  1. Alter User Password in Oracle
  2. Change Oracle password using SQL*Plus, and SQLcl
  3. Change Oracle password in SQLDeveloper

Alter User Password Oracle

We can use ALTER command to change user passwords in the Oracle database. To change our own password we don’t need any additional privileges, you can simply issue the alter command. But to change the password of another user we must have a privileged account.

Log in to Oracle database through username and password,

conn username/password

Now, use ALTER command to change the password. Syntax:-

ALTER USER <username> IDENTIFIED BY <newpassword>;

Example:- Our current username is “knoworacle” and we want to change its password,

ALTER USER knoworacle IDENTIFIED BY temp123;

Now, you can verify it by logging into another window. The correct syntax for updating the password using SQL Developer is:

ALTER USER <username> 
IDENTIFIED BY <new_password> REPLACE <old_password> ;

Change Oracle password using SQL*Plus and SQLcl

In SQL*Plus and SQLcl utilities, we can simply issue a “password” command to change the password of the user. 

Log in to Oracle database through username and password,

conn username/password

Now, issue the “PASSWORD” command as follows to change to the password. It will ask to enter the current password and new password for the user.

SQL> PASSWORD
Changing password for KP
Old password:
New password:
Retype new password:
Password changed

While entering the password it won’t show any character or star (*) symbol. After successfully changing the password, you can verify it by logging in to another window.

SQL Developer Change Password After Expired

SQL Developer Change Password After Expired

In SQL Developer, do the following operations,

  1. Right-click on the connection.
  2. Select the “Reset Password…” option from the popup menu.
  3. In the subsequent dialog, enter the current password and the new password with confirmation.
  4. Click the OK button.

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