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Getting password [message #686314] Sat, 23 July 2022 20:49 Go to next message
RM33
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Registered: December 2013
Location: New York City
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Here's my situation. A former developer left our group. She's gone we can't find her. She did not leave her password with us. I tried to find her password and found this . . .

IF pi_password IS NOT NULL
THEN
v_sql_statement := 'ALTER USER ' || pi_ref_oracle_id ||
' IDENTIFIED BY ' || pi_password;
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE v_sql_statement;
END IF;


It seems there's a table in Oracle to save passwords to. So how can I get the password.

I have her ID. Can I changer her password, if so how? I don't know her old password.
Re: Getting password [message #686315 is a reply to message #686314] Sun, 24 July 2022 00:43 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
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1/ Oracle does not save the password in clear but a hashed value of it and you can't get the clear password from this hashed value.

2/ A DBA can change the password of an account without knowing the current one using the statement you mentioned.

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