ORA-01994: GRANT failed: password file missing or disabled

From: Mandal, Ashoke <ashoke.k.mandal_at_medtronic.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 18:58:03 -0500
Message-ID: <6548C7B531E1364BAE8F77112F31A119B7A10F04_at_MSPM1BMSGM22.ent.core.medtronic.com>

Hello all,

In one of my databases when I try to grant sysdba to a user I am getting the following error. SQL> grant sysdba to rman_main;
grant sysdba to rman_main
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01994: GRANT failed: password file missing or disabled

After I checked in Google and Oracle Metalink I found the following recommendations and even after taking care of these I am still getting the error. I am wondering if you have any other suggestions. 1. The passwordfile is not owned by the oracle code owner (by default this is 'oracle'). Action: I have verified both the oracle binary and the password file woned by oracle Oracle binary:
UNIX> > ls -l oracle
-rwsr-s--x 1 oracle oinstall 117672696 Apr 13 2011 oracle
Password file:
UNIX> ls -l /dmasdev1/u01/app/oracle/admin/dmasdev1/pfile/orapwdmasdev1
-rwSr----- 1 oracle oinstall 5120 Apr 30 11:17 /dmasdev1/u01/app/oracle/admin/dmasdev1/pfile/orapwdmasdev1-rwSr----- 1 oracle oinstall 5120 Apr 30 11:17 orapwdmasdev1

2. Check if the remote_login_passwordfile parameter is enabled: sys_at_DMASDEV1> show parameter remote_login_passwordfile

NAME                                 TYPE        VALUE

------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
remote_login_passwordfile string EXCLUSIVE


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