Sunday, 31 January 2016

R12-Password Change Utility

Oracle has introduced a new utility to change the Oracle E-Business Suite passwords in R12.1.2.AFPASSWD is an enhanced version of FNDCPASS utility.
Differances between AFPASSWD and FNDCPASS

1) AFPASSWD only prompts for passwords required for the current operation. allowing separation of duties between applications administrators and database administrators.
Changing sysadmin Password using AFPASSWD prompts only for APPS Password. Changing APPLSYS password prompts for APPS and SYSTEM password.
Whereas, FNDCPASS requires SYSTEM and APPS password to change password for application and database users.

2) AFPASSWD can be run from the database tier as well as the application tier. Whereas, FNDCPASS can be run only on Concurrent Manager Node

3) When changing a password with AFPASSWD, the user is prompted to enter the new password twice to confirm.

Changing SYSADMIN Password  

Output:Enter the ORACLE password of Application Object Library ‘APPSUSER’:
Connected successfully to APPS.  Working…
Enter new password for user [SYSADMIN]:
Verify new password for user [SYSADMIN]:
Password is changed successfully for user SYSADMIN.
Password is changed successfully for user SYSADMIN.
AFPASSWD completed successfully.

Changing APPLSYS Password

Syntax: $AFPASSWD -c apps@PROD -s APPLSYS
Output: Enter the ORACLE password of Application Object Library ‘APPSUSER’:
Connected successfully to APPS.
Enter the password for your ‘SYSTEM’ ORACLE schema:
Connected successfully to SYSTEM.  Working…
Enter new password for user:
Verify new password for user:
AFPASSWD completed successfully.


AFPASSWD [-c [@]] -f
AFPASSWD [-c [@]] -o
AFPASSWD [-c [@]] -a
AFPASSWD [-c [@]] -s

-c [@]
Specify the connection string to be use, parameters

Application-manager user and/or TWO_TASK value,
this option can be use in combination with the others.
(If not provided, AFPASSWD will try to default the values
from the environment)
is the APPS schema owner.

Change the password for an Application user.

Change the password for an Oracle Applications Database user.

-a Modify ALLORACLE users.

Lock|Unlock account for a single Oracle Applications database user.

Lock|Unlock accounts for non-essential Oracle Applications database users

Modify APPLSYS user. This requires the execution
of autoconfig (in ALL-TIERS) to distribute the
changes on your instance ie DB-TIER and ADMIN-TIER.

Display this help.

- AFPASSWD will prompt for the required passwords.
- AFPASSWD will prompt for new passwords twice for confirmation.
- Data entered for which contains spaces must be enclosed
in double quotes. For example, AFPASSWD -f "SCOTT TIGER"
- The only option permitted in combination with other options is the -c option.
Otherwise, there should only be one option per command (see usage above).
If additional options are provided on the command line, only the first valid
option after -c (if -c is present) will be executed.

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