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ORA-28001: the password has expired

Today I came about a very annoying exception. After my development setup was running smoothly for the last six months, my application was getting database errors today. I know that I didn’t break something, so the problem had to be somewhere else – and it was: ORA-28001: the password has expired

If you install an Oracle database on a Windows system, the default password policy will make all passwords expire after exactly six months! Great. So here’s how to fix that:

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