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Changing remote_login_passwordfile

Oracle Error Tips by Stephanie Filio of Burleson Consulting


Many times, users come across ORA-02095 error: specified initialization parameter can not be modified, when using the alter system command while attempting to change the remote_login_passwordfile

This particular problem with the remote_login_passwordfile setting came up on Oracle dba Forums, with a resolution that may be helpful to you.  It was advised that in order to change remote_login_passwordfile Oracle users should try alter system set remote_login_passwordfile=none scope=spfile

Furthermore, when granting "a sysdba role to a user by using the command: grant sysdba to admin (admin here is the name of a user)" Oracle users can avoid ORA-01994: GRANT failed: cannot add users to public password file by restarting the instance after the alter system with scope=spfile (which was used to change remote_login_passwordfile).

You may want to examine this information page regarding user privileges in conjunction with Using orapwd to Connect Remotely as SYSDBA for more information.



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