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2 The SQL Language : 2.3 SQL Commands : 2.3.3 ALTER PROFILE

ALTER PROFILE – alter an existing profile
ALTER PROFILE profile_name RENAME TO new_name;
ALTER PROFILE profile_name
LIMIT {
parameter value}[...];
Use the ALTER PROFILE command to modify a user-defined profile; Advanced Server supports two forms of the command:
Use ALTER PROFILERENAME TO to change the name of a profile.
Use ALTER PROFILELIMIT to modify the limits associated with a profile.
Include the LIMIT clause and one or more space-delimited parameter/value pairs to specify the rules enforced by Advanced Server, or use ALTER PROFILERENAME TO to change the name of a profile.
new_name specifies the new name of the profile.
parameter specifies the attribute limited by the profile.
value specifies the parameter limit.
Advanced Server supports the value shown below for each parameter:
FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS specifies the number of failed login attempts that a user may make before the server locks the user out of their account for the length of time specified by PASSWORD_LOCK_TIME. Supported values are:
An INTEGER value greater than 0.
DEFAULT - the value of FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS specified in the DEFAULT profile.
UNLIMITEDthe connecting user may make an unlimited number of failed login attempts.
PASSWORD_LOCK_TIME specifies the length of time that must pass before the server unlocks an account that has been locked because of FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS. Supported values are:
A NUMERIC value greater than or equal to 0. To specify a fractional portion of a day, specify a decimal value. For example, use the value 4.5 to specify 4 days, 12 hours.
DEFAULT - the value of PASSWORD_LOCK_TIME specified in the DEFAULT profile.
UNLIMITEDthe account is locked until it is manually unlocked by a database superuser.
PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME specifies the number of days that the current password may be used before the user is prompted to provide a new password. Include the PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME clause when using the PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME clause to specify the number of days that will pass after the password expires before connections by the role are rejected. If PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME is not specified, the password will expire on the day specified by the default value of PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME, and the user will not be allowed to execute any command until a new password is provided. Supported values are:
A NUMERIC value greater than or equal to 0. To specify a fractional portion of a day, specify a decimal value. For example, use the value 4.5 to specify 4 days, 12 hours.
DEFAULT - the value of PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME specified in the DEFAULT profile.
UNLIMITED – The password does not have an expiration date.
PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME specifies the length of the grace period after a password expires until the user is forced to change their password. When the grace period expires, a user will be allowed to connect, but will not be allowed to execute any command until they update their expired password. Supported values are:
A NUMERIC value greater than or equal to 0. To specify a fractional portion of a day, specify a decimal value. For example, use the value 4.5 to specify 4 days, 12 hours.
DEFAULT - the value of PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME specified in the DEFAULT profile.
UNLIMITED – The grace period is infinite.
PASSWORD_REUSE_TIME specifies the number of days a user must wait before re-using a password. The PASSWORD_REUSE_TIME and PASSWORD_REUSE_MAX parameters are intended to be used together. If you specify a finite value for one of these parameters while the other is UNLIMITED, old passwords can never be reused. If both parameters are set to UNLIMITED there are no restrictions on password reuse. Supported values are:
A NUMERIC value greater than or equal to 0. To specify a fractional portion of a day, specify a decimal value. For example, use the value 4.5 to specify 4 days, 12 hours.
DEFAULT - the value of PASSWORD_REUSE_TIME specified in the DEFAULT profile.
UNLIMITED – The password can be re-used without restrictions.
PASSWORD_REUSE_MAX specifies the number of password changes that must occur before a password can be reused. The PASSWORD_REUSE_TIME and PASSWORD_REUSE_MAX parameters are intended to be used together. If you specify a finite value for one of these parameters while the other is UNLIMITED, old passwords can never be reused. If both parameters are set to UNLIMITED there are no restrictions on password reuse. Supported values are:
An INTEGER value greater than or equal to 0.
DEFAULT - the value of PASSWORD_REUSE_MAX specified in the DEFAULT profile.
UNLIMITED – The password can be re-used without restrictions.
PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION specifies password complexity. Supported values are:
DEFAULT - the value of PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION specified in the DEFAULT profile.
acctg_profile will count failed connection attempts when a login role attempts to connect to the server. The profile specifies that if a user has not authenticated with the correct password in three attempts, the account will be locked for one day.
The following example changes the name of acctg_profile to payables_profile:

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