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"Validation failed for change password" Error While Changing Password For Xelsysadm in OIM11g (Doc ID 1437980.1)

Last updated on MARCH 06, 2018

Applies to:

Identity Manager - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
**Checked for Relevance on 02-Dec-2013**


OIM with LDAP sync: Suppose one successfully resetted the password (manually change password) for xelsysadm and got the message "The password has been changed successfully."

After a new login as xelsysadm, one gets a prompt to fill in the old password and a new password.
On this step following error message is shown on save:

"The password change operation failed while validating old password."

But the old password is correct and the new password satisfied the password policy

Following error is seen in the log:

[oim_server1] [ERROR] [IAM-3040006] [oracle.iam.selfservice.self.selfmgmt.impl] [tid: [ACTIVE].ExecuteThread: '16' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [userId: xelsysadm] [ecid: 90097e0ca0834717:-3d1b255d:1345c4ac8af:-8000-000000000001979d,0] [APP: oim#] Validation failed for change password.[[
oracle.iam.platform.kernel.ValidationFailedException: Orchestration validation failed on the event handler - SelfChangePasswordValidationHandler
at oracle.iam.platform.kernel.impl.OrchProcessData.runValidationEvents(
at oracle.iam.platform.kernel.impl.OrchestrationEngineImpl.validate(


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