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DBA_USERS_WITH_DEFPWD, How and Why

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The data dictionary DBA_USERS_WITH_DEFPWD tells us that the users who are still using their default passwords defined in table DEFAULT_PWD$.

For example, we have some users who are still using their default password in our database.

SQL> column username format a30;
SQL> select username from dba_users_with_defpwd order by 1;

USERNAME
------------------------------
HR
IX
OE
PM
SH

Now we make a test to change HR's password to a non-default one.

SQL> alter user hr identified by welcome1;

User altered.

SQL> select * from dba_users_with_defpwd where username = 'HR';

no rows selected

The user HR has disappeared form the list.

Using the default password or not affects the account status (ASTATUS) of the user from 16 to 0 or vice versa.

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