Day: January 26, 2021

Could not validate ASMSNMP Password due to following error – “ORA-1031: insufficient privileges”

Cause:

This error happens when configuring OEM in database installation

The error occur due to missing ASMSNMP user which is used for monitoring ASM health from OEM

Check if user exist

[oracle@exdbadm01 bin]$ . oraenv
ORACLE_SID = [+ASM] ?
The Oracle base remains unchanged with value /apps01/base
[oracle@exdbadm01 bin]$ sqlplus / as sysasm

SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.4.0 Production on Tue Jan 26 12:38:25 2021

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Connected to:
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production
With the Automatic Storage Management option

SQL> alter user asmsnmp identified by password;
alter user asmsnmp identified by password
                                 *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01918: user 'ASMSNMP' does not exist

Workaround:

Create the user

SQL> create user ASMSNMP identified by password;
create user ASMSNMP identified by password
                                  *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01990: error opening password file
'/apps01/base/product/11.2.0/grid/dbs/orapw'

Check if password file exist

If password file exist,then ignore this step

[oracle@exdbadm01 bin]$ cd /apps01/base/product/11.2.0/grid/dbs/
[oracle@exdbadm01 dbs]$ ls -lrt *orapw*
ls: *orapw*: No such file or directory

Create a password file

[oracle@exdbadm01 dbs]$ orapwd file=orapw entries=30

Enter password for SYS:

Create the user now

[oracle@exdbadm01 dbs]$ sqlplus / as sysasm

SQL> create user ASMSNMP identified by password;

User created.

SQL> grant sysdba,sysoper to asmsnmp;

Grant succeeded.

Give the password of ASMSNMP ,when prompt during installation

You should not see the warning now in installation window