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SQL*Plus® User's Guide and Reference
Release 11.2

Part Number E16604-02
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PASSWORD

Syntax

PASSW[ORD] [username]

where username specifies the user. If omitted, username defaults to the current user.

Enables you to change a password without echoing it on an input device.

Usage

To change the password of another user, you must have been granted the appropriate privilege. See CONNECT for more information about changing your password.

Examples

If you want to change your current password, enter

PASSWORD
Changing password for your_password
Old password: your_password
New password: new_password
Retype new password: new_password
Password changed

If you are logged on as a DBA, and want to change the password for user johnw (currently identified by johnwpass) to johnwnewpass

PASSWORD johnw
Changing password for johnw
New password: johnwnewpass
Retype new password: johnwnewpass
Password changed

Passwords are not echoed to the screen, they are shown here for your convenience.