Protecting the Database Standard Users

The table below shows the standard users for which you should change passwords and the method used.

Changing the Passwords for Oracle Standard Users

User

Type

Method used to change password

<sapsid>adm

Operating system user

Standard Windows method

OPS$<domain>\<sapsid>adm
OPS$<computer>\<sapsid>adm

OPS$ user

OPS$ mechanism

SAPService<SAPSID>

Operating system user

Standard Windows method

OPS$<domain>\SAPService<SAPSID>
OPS$<computer>\SAPService<SAPSID>

OPS$ user

OPS$ mechanism

SYS ( / as sysdba)

Database user

BRCONNECT, SQLPLUS

SYSTEM

Database user

BRCONNECT, SQLPLUS

SAPR3 or SAP<SAPSID>

Database user (SAP System)

BRCONNECT, SQLPLUS

With SAP releases prior to 4.6C the database user SAPR3 was used instead of SAP<SAPSID>.

Note that if you change the passwords for <sapsid>adm and SAPService<SAPSID>, you also have to change the passwords of all services and batch jobs started via the Windows Scheduler that use these users.

For more information about how to protect these users, see the following topics:

·        The OPS$ Mechanism Under Windows

·        Protecting the SAP Database User

·        Changing Passwords for SAP Database Users Using BRCONNECT