ORA-28002: the password will expire within 6 days (certain string)

ORA-28002: the password will expire within 6 days (certain string)

I have been working in Sql developer for certain time, few days back found new notification/warning  windows is popping up with the error message - ORA-28002: the password will expire within 6 days (certain string) as below :

ORA-28002: the password will expire within 6 days (certain string)
Although there are many other ways you can get rid of this notification/warning like changing the user password. But I'll prefer to set this value as unlimited instead changing the Password again in few weeks later.

Cause : Basically this is causing because Sql developer password expiration has been set to 180 days By default.

How to see Expiration: To view the validity of the password you can use below query:

select resource_name,limit from dba_profiles where profile='DEFAULT';

Output:
ORA-28002: the password will expire within 6 days (certain string)
Now most of us will wonder can we change this date to unlimited, the answer is yes, we can by using below query:

Alter Profile Default Limit Password_Life_Time Unlimited;

Output: Profile DEFAULT Altered.

To check if the Password has been reset successfully, execute below query and verify the result.

select resource_name,limit from dba_profiles where profile='DEFAULT';
ORA-28002: the password will expire within 6 days (certain string)

Final Note :  You need to change the password again for new limit to take effect.

Thanks for reading this post.

 

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