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Oracle 12C – Password File in ASM

Prior to Oracle Database 12c, the password file was always located under $ORACLE_HOME/dbs file structure, even for RAC instances and for RAC ASM cluster. For RAC the DBA had to managed to keep the password file in sync on each node. Now , in Oracle 12c, it is possible to store the password file on ASM. This means a shared password file for Oracle RAC databases , it is shared for all instances in the cluster. The command utility to create the password file is still the same: “orapwd” Oracle 11g