ORA-01994: GRANT failed: password file missing or disabled

Quick tip:

[oracle@server ~]$ orapwd file=$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/orapw$ORACLE_SID password=$password entries=$num_users force=y


KB: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B28359_01/server.111/b28310/dba007.htm#ADMIN12478

# OBS 1
“If you are running multiple instances of Oracle Database using Oracle Real Application Clusters, the environment variable for each instance should point to the same password file.”

# OBS 2
REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE need to be in EXCLUSIVE to alter user with sysdba.

# OBS 3
Users can be chacked on V$PWFILE_USERS.

# OBS 4
Entries represent the quantity of users on orapwd/with sysdba.


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