Tuesday, November 6, 2007

ORACLE ERROR: ORA-28000: The account is locked

One of my colleagues is getting the following error when tried to logging into a business object which using oracle database, and got this error. Finally a quick web search gave the solution.

Cause: The user has entered wrong password consequently for maximum number if times specified by the user’s profile parameter FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS or the DBA has locked the account

Action: Wait for PASSWORD_LOCK_TIME or contact DBA

DBA must unlock these accounts to make them available to users. Look at the script below to unlock a user:
ALTER USER ejuly ACCOUNT LOCK -- lock a user account

But do take note with a case-sensitive name. Look at the script below then you can see the different more clearly.
SQL> create user "ejuly" identified by ejuly account lock;
User created.

SQL> select username, account_status from dba_users where username='ejuly';
----------------- ---------------------
ejuly LOCKED

SQL> alter user ejuly account unlock;
alter user ejuly account unlock
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01918: user 'EJULY' does not exist

SQL> alter user "ejuly" account unlock;
User altered.



truonglv on April 19, 2009 at 2:05 AM said...

I can access isqlplus by account HR, OE, Scott but SYS anf SYSTEM.
ERROR - ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied (when i access by acoount SYS)
ERROR - ORA-28000: the account is locked (when i access by acoount SYSTEM).
'alter user put the name of the user account unlock;'
Error 01031: insufficient privileges
You can help me.


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