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Find Oracle locked users

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMarch 6, 2015

Question:  I have some locked users because my password_life_time has expired.  I now need to find a list of all user ID's that have been locked for passwords.  How to I get a list of locked users in Oracle.

Answer:  First, see my notes on password_life_time.  There are many ways that a user ID can get locked, and you need to monitor for locked users in your database.  For example, you can manually lock a user with the following command:

alter user username account lock;

You can also use the following query to find all passwords that have been locked:

select
   username,

   account_status
from
   dba_users

where
   lock_date is not null;

If you have a locked SYS or SYSTEM password, there may be no way to recover the password with assistance from Oracle technical support.  In this vase of a locked SYSDBA user, call MOSC at 800-223-1711 or ask MOSC at http://support.oracle.com

   
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