Database Management - Changing the Oracle Database Password (includes EPM)

Here are 2 methods for changing or resetting the password for an Oracle database. You will need to know the existing password.

Note: Interactive Reporting, including both the IR Workspace (web) and the Studio Desktop client, will be decommissioned on March 1st, 2019. Neither the web nor the desktop software will be available or supported after this date.

UW-Madison affiliates can find more information on alternative tools on the Office of Data Management and Analytics Services website.

Other UW System affiliates can find additional information, as well as a list of support contacts, on the UWBI Support website.

Method 1: Using SQL*Plus (command line tool)

  1. Launch SQL*Plus. Note: be sure you're not actively connected to the database for which you're attempting to change credentials for.
  2. In the command line, enter sqlplus user@database, where user is your user ID, and database is the specific database you are connecting to
  3. Enter your current password
  4. Once you have connected to the database, type in your new password and re-enter once more to complete the update

Method 2: Using Oracle SQL Developer (graphical user interface)

  1. In SQL Developer, right-click on the database name
  2. Click on Reset Password
  3. In the pop up window, enter your Current Password, then enter your New Password and Confirm Password

Hints and Tips

  • you may need to use all 4 requirements: upper case, lower case, numeral and punctuation
  • if you use special characters, try using: # or @

UW System Password Guidelines

The requirements are:

  1. Minimum password length is 12 characters
  2. Must contain 3 of the following 4 requirements:
    • capital letter
    • lower case letter
    • number
    • or special character (~ ` @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + = | [ ] { } ? < >)
  3. Cannot have been used as one of your last 99 passwords
  4. May not contain your user ID

The UWSA password guidelines can be found on the UWSA Password Self-Service web page found here: https://www.wisconsin.edu/helpdesk/password-self-service/

UW System Administrative Procedure 1030.A Information

This webpage contains in-depth information on the authentication methods used to secure the systems covered by the UW System information security policies.

Information Security: Authentication




Keywords:epm oracle resetting updating update db interactive reporting sqlplus requirements   Doc ID:82152
Owner:Chris M.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2018-05-08 15:46 CDTUpdated:2019-08-07 18:17 CDT
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