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    I'm testing PWD management in Ora 8i (8.1.5) running on NT4.

    I created a pwd profile and assigned it to a user (User X) when I created the user. It had all default values (as shown in DBA_PROFILES) except PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME which I set to 30. I wanted to check the expiration so I reduced this to 1 day using the ALTER PROFILE command. I did this logged in as SYSTEM.

    When I logged in as this user I got the error msg:

    ERROR:
    ORA-28002: the password will expire within 24855 days

    Ok - I hadn't set the PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME parameter. When I did set this to 5 days I still got the error message as before.

    Also - although SQL*Plus still says that I have connected (which is right, the error is only a warning of the grace period) when I issue a SHOW USER command it still shows me connected as SYSTEM - the user I was logged in as before I connected as User X.

    However - I am actually connected as User X as I have no SYSTEM privileges when I try and use them.

    I'm confused.

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    That's an Oracle bug, you will find the explanation and the workaround in Metalink Note 50003.1
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    Thanks Julian - I'll look into it.

    Some additional Info:

    Running a SQL*Plus report that connects as the user with the expired password
    produces errors:

    ERROR
    ORA-28002: the password will expire within 24854 days
    Connected to an idle instance.
    SP2-0642: SQL*Plus internal error state 2090, context 0:0:0
    Unsafe to proceed


    Then logging direct into SQL*Plus (SQLPLUSW.EXE)- same User Id & Pwd
    And I get...
    ERROR
    ORA-28002: the password will expire within 24854 days
    SP2-0614: Server version too low for this feature.

    (???????????????????- JM)


    Does this mean Password Profile Management is not available in 8.1.5.0.0 ?

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    Julian,
    That note on Metalink told me nothing - it was an explanation of the Grace Period error message. Any other pointers? Whats this bug?

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    I've given you wrong reference: check 75556.996
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