Oracle Password Security Requirements

Important We recommend that you change your Oracle password once a year.

Guidelines for Creating a Secure Password

Here are some important steps designed to assist you with the initial access to Oracle and password set up. Choosing a strong, secure password reduces the risk that your password will be guessed or stolen by a password thief.

Your Oracle password must contain at least 15 characters and include 3 of the following:

  • At least 1 uppercase letter
  • At least 1 lowercase letter
  • At least 1 digit
  • At least 1 special character

Note: Only the following special characters are allowed: # $ _

Your Oracle password must:

  • Differ from your previous database password by at least 3 characters
  • Not include your username, the database name, or other common strings
  • Differ from your previous three database passwords
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021