Connecting to Oracle EBS with Discoverer Fails with ORA-01017 Invalid Username/Password Error

(Doc ID 784358.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Discoverer - Version to [Release 10.1.2 to 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 12-May-2014***
***Checked for relevance on 13-Oct-2015***


You are trying to connect with Discoverer Administration/Desktop Edition or Discoverer Plus/Viewer Edition using an Oracle Application username/password but encounter the following error:

"A connection error has occurred. 
OracleBI Discoverer was unable to authenticate using the password provided. 
This can happen due to an invalid password or because the password was lost while 
using back, forward, or refresh in your browser. 
Please enter the password again to continue.  
Failed to connect to database 
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied"


The APPS password is changed using FNDCPASS.


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms