RE: create user with existing password

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 13:30:54 -0500
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I've moved a lot of users from one database to another over the years. The easiest way to keep the existing password is to find it in sys.user$ and then use the identified by values clause. Worlds from 8i to 11G R2.  

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Leader  

[] On Behalf Of TJ Kiernan
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 12:31 PM
To:; Cc: TJ Kiernan
Subject: RE: create user with existing password

Since password are hashed, this will take some fancy footwork. I haven't tried this, but the approach seems like a decent candidate (unless the hashing algos change between versions).  


T. J.  

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[] On Behalf Of P D
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 11:08 AM
Subject: create user with existing password  

Does anybody have a dynamic sql script that pulls user definitions (including current passwords) into a text file? I need to move users from a 10g database over to an 11g database. They want to keep their current passwords.

Received on Fri Mar 04 2011 - 12:30:54 CST

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