runDBTargetPrereq.pl Fails With ORA-1017 (Doc ID 2300205.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 12.1.0.5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Patching database  with EM using Provisioning -> "Patches and Updates"  step fails  with ORA-1017 :


Status
Failed - Job Failed
Running: /tmp/JOB_566C9F7D7C192F93E0535580300A4F97/runDBTargetPrereq.pl
Argument count: 50
Perl version: 5.014004
Hostname: myhostname
Operating system: linux
Time: Thu Aug 10 15:20:26 2017

PREREQ_NAME: Current Status of the Database Instance
PREREQ_DESC: Check if the selected database instances are up and running.
PREREQ_TYPE: TARGET_STATE

Thu Aug 10 15:20:26 2017 - Finding the current state of the database [/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1 (OH), DBNAME (SID)] ...

Thu Aug 10 15:20:27 2017 - onWindows =>, isRunning => 1

Thu Aug 10 15:20:27 2017 -
 SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.4.0 Production on Thu Aug 10 15:20:26 2017
 
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 SQL> SQL> ERROR:
 ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

Cause

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