RE: create user with existing password

From: Powell, Mark <>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 20:58:13 +0000
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I will add that the dbms_metadata package can also be used to generate the create user statements and has the potential advantage if you work with an environment where some of the users are OS authenticated or are Globally authenticated that it will generate valid create user statements where the posted SQL appears to be designed for users with passwords only.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Goulet, Richard Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 2:41 PM
To:;; Subject: RE: create user with existing password

That started in 11g R1 which also introduced case sensitive passwords by default.

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Leader

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From: [] On Behalf Of D'Hooge Freek Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 2:39 PM
To:; Subject: RE: create user with existing password

Also, keep in mind that in 11g (not sure it was since 11gR1 or only in 11gR2) passwords expire by default after 180 days... . So best to either create a new profile (which I prefer) and put the users in this profile or alter the default profile.


Freek D'Hooge
Oracle Database Administrator
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From: [] On Behalf Of Rodd Holman Sent: vrijdag 4 maart 2011 20:08
Subject: Re: create user with existing password

This works,
I'm currently using this to move users from a 10g to 11g database.  The kicker is to remember that 11g, by default, now uses case sensitivity in the passwords.  So, if they entered their password in all lower case in 10g, that's still what they need to do.

On 03/04/2011 11:31 AM, wrote: I've used this SQL in a script that runs against the old DB and gets all Users but the built-in ones like Sys, System, etc. (User_ID > <SomeInteger>).  It makes sure to set their Temp tablespace correctly, in case it wasn't - some of our Apps create Users with Temp tablespace = System.  I do System and Role privs in different scripts, as well as tablespace Quotas.  Then I take those files to the new DB and run them in order.

Select 'Create User '            || UserName ||           || Chr(10) ||
       'Identified by Values ''' || Password || ''''      || Chr(10) ||
       'Default Tablespace '     || Default_Tablespace    || Chr(10) ||
       'Temporary Tablespace Temp ;' 

From   DBA_Users
Where  User_ID       > 33
Order By UserName

Hope this helps.

Jack C. Applewhite - Database Administrator

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