Re: can't connect '/ as sysdba'

  • From: "Mark Brinsmead" <pythianbrinsmead@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: janine@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 13:27:57 -0700

I may be jumping in late here, but...

There have been lots of good suggestions, but there's one I haven't seen...

What's in your 'sqlnet.ora'?  As I recall, you still need to enable the BEQ
authentication method in sqlnet.ora before you can connect "/ as sysdba".

In the meantime, if you have put a passwordfile in place, you should be able
to do "connect sys/password as sysdba".

On 12/6/06, Janine Sisk <janine@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm still googling for answers but it's looking like I won't be
finding one, so time to ask here.

I am working as a consultant with a installation.  I was
present when it was installed and didn't see anything out of the
ordinary happen.  It seems to function normally with one exception -
no matter what I do, I get an ORA-01031 "Insufficient privileges"
error when I try to connect with '/ as sysdba', which prevents

-- Mark Brinsmead
  Senior DBA,
  The Pythian Group

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