(PHP 5, PECL OCI8 >= 1.1.0)
oci_password_change — Changes password of Oracle's user
Changes password for user with
The oci_password_change() function is most useful for PHP command-line scripts, or when non-persistent connections are used throughout the PHP application.
TRUE on success or
FALSE on failure.
Changing the password either with this function or directly in Oracle should be done carefully. This is because PHP applications may continue to successfully reuse persistent connections by authenticating with the old password. The best practice is to restart all web servers whenever the user password is changed.
If upgrading the Oracle client libraries or the database from a release prior to 22.214.171.124 to version 126.96.36.199 or higher, oci_password_change() may give the error "ORA-1017: invalid username/password" unless both client and server versions are upgraded at the same time.
Note: The second oci_password_change() syntax is available since OCI8 version 1.1.
In PHP versions before 5.0.0 you must use ocipasswordchange() instead. This name still can be used, it was left as alias of oci_password_change() for downwards compatability. This, however, is deprecated and not recommended.