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Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting

August 1, 2012

Question:  I am getting the ORA-28002 error, and I want all of my users to not have a password that expires:

ERROR: ORA-28002: the password will expire within x days

All of my users password control is done at the application server, so I don't need password expiration.  How do I turn-off this automatic user password expiration?

Answer:  The se steps will turn =off password expiration in Oracle 11g and beyond:

Step 1: Create a profile to use by all Oracle ID’s:
create profile
   my_profile limit
   password_life_time unlimited;

Step 2: Alter all users to use this profile in SQL*Plus:

spool runme.sql
set heading off
select 'alter user '||username||' profile my_profile;' from all_users;
spool off|


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