Database Tools - SQL Developer Password Change Steps with Exadata


How to change a database account passwords using the SQL Developer database application

Process Considerations:

  • Please contact your local campus IT department if you require any assistance with connecting to your database.
  • If you don't have SQL Developer follow the instructions below to download and install
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Download and install SQL Developer

  1. You can download SQL Developer from here -
  2. If this is the first time you have visited the Oracle website, you'll need to create an account - (It's free)
    1. (Note - The account is not managed by UW, this is an Oracle commercial account)
  3. Choose the 1st option from the downloaded site - Windows 64-bit with JDK 8 included
  4. Accept the license and the zip file will download.  
  5. When the download completes, unzip the file to a new directory on your pc – such as C:\temp\sql_developer
  6. Double-click the file ‘sqldeveloper.exe’ in the newly created folder and the app will start up

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Create a New Connection and Change Password

  • With SQL Developer open, upper left-hand corner – select arrow next to the ‘+’ sign – New Database Connection

Database screen shot 1

  • A window will open, now you can define the connection  – enter the values:
    • Hostname = 
    • Database name =
  • Click on Save to save the connection and close the window. 

Database screen shot 2

  • Right-click on the connection you just created and select ‘Reset Password’.

Database screen shot 3

  • The New Password windows will open and you can update your password and click OK when finished.

Database screen shot 4

  • You can close the SQL Developer application and use the new password immediately.

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    KeywordsPassword Database SQL Exadata   Doc ID130868
    OwnerTom R.GroupUW–Shared Services
    Created2023-09-06 10:13:24Updated2023-09-06 15:43:41
    SitesUW–Shared Services
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