Error: “ORA-28000: the account is locked” in Symantec DLP Enforce

By November 20, 2020Oracle DB
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There are two ways to unlock the Oracle database account:

  • From the Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • From the command line using SQL*Plus

Unlock using Oracle Enterprise Manager

  1. From the Oracle Enterprise Manager, select Network > Databases > Security > Users.
  2. Edit the protect user, then select the unlocked radio button.

Unlock from the command line using SQL*Plus

  1. Load SQL*Plus.
  2. Check what is locked and what is not locked with the following command:
    select username,account_status from dba_users;

    Note: Remember to add the semicolon or the command will not execute.

  3. To unlock the [username] (without brackets) account, enter the following command:
    alter user [username] account unlock;
  4. Rerun step 2 to verify success.
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