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Oracle/PLSQL: Change a user's password in Oracle

Question: How do I change the password for a user in Oracle?

Answer: To change a user's password in Oracle, you need to execute the alter user command.

Syntax

The syntax for changing a password in Oracle is:

ALTER USER user_name IDENTIFIED BY new_password;

Parameters or Arguments

user_name
The user whose password you wish to change.
new_password
The new password to assign.

Example

Let's look at an example of how to change a password for a user in Oracle/PLSQL.

For example:

ALTER USER smithj IDENTIFIED BY autumn;

This example would change the password for the user named smithj and set the new password to autumn.

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