Originally, FNDCPASS was the password utility for Release 11i and AFPASSWD is the new password utility for R12.1 of the E-Business Suite. AFPASSWD has been backported from R12.1 and is now available for 11i. The 11i version for AFPASSWD is delivered as part of patch 13644154.
AFPASSWD only prompts for passwords required for the current operation,
allowing separation of duties between applications administrators and database administrators.
In contrast, the FNDCPASS utility currently requires specification of the APPS and the SYSTEM usernames and corresponding passwords, preventing separation of duties between applications administrators and database administrators.
When changing a password with AFPASSWD, the user is prompted to enter the new password twice to confirm.
AFPASSWD can be run from the database tier as well as the application tier, while FNDCPASS can only be run from the application tier.
Prereqs for patch 13644154:
5903765 – 11i.ATG_PF.H.RUP6
3219567 – Patch 11i.TXK.B Technology Stack Minipack B (also in 11.5.10)
3264822 – Patch 11i.CAC.B
3261254 – Patch 11i.ALR.G
5161676 – MINIPACK 11I.AD.I.5
3036401 – Mini-Pack 11i.HZ.L
3263588 – Patch 11i.XDO.H
3264818 – Patch 11i.UMX.H
3218526 – Patch 11i.BNE.D
3263645 – Patch 11i.AK.G
4206794 – Patch 11i.FRM.H
3262486 – 11i.JTA.F
3261243 – Patch 11i.EC.G
2614213 – AME PATCH :DELIVERY OF GA AND RULE PRIORITY FUNCTIONALITY
3262159 – Patch 11i.FND.H
2819091 – Patch 11i.BNE.C
3412795 – ADSPLICE PATCH FOR XDO