When running adpatch in R12.1.3 EBS 12.1.3, it asks for SYSTEM password. Can anyone explain why it is required.
It is mentioned like "in order to determine your installation configuration". My question is, what are the configurations it checks using SYSTEM password.
AutoPatch needs the password for your 'SYSTEM' ORACLE schema in order to determine your installation configuration.
Enter the password for your 'SYSTEM' ORACLE schema:
Connecting to SYSTEM......Connected successfully
Oracle Applications leverages database features like Intermedia Indexes and other features which require system access to install correctly and grant access to the apps schema and other oracle applications schemas during patching.