Apex 5.0 Installation Stuck In Oracle 12.2 CDB

(Doc ID 2304695.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 5.0.2.00 to 5.1.1.00.08 [Release 5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to install Apex 5.0 in an oracle 12.2 CDB, but the installation is not getting completed and stuck:
SQL> @apexins.sql SYSAUX SYSAUX TEMP /i/

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

Performing installation in multitenant container database in the background.
The installation progress is spooled into apexins_cdb*.log files.

Please wait...

catcon: ALL catcon-related output will be written to [/opt/oracle/product/12.2/apex/apexins_cdb_catcon_87913.lst]
catcon: See [/opt/oracle/product/12.2/apex/apexins_cdb*.log] files for output generated by scripts
catcon: See [/opt/oracle/product/12.2/apex/apexins_cdb_*.lst] files for spool files, if any

It apepars that the installation is waiting for for a user password to be retrieved and getting stuck there.. then it says 'invalid username/password" and " NOT connected ".

Also in the installation logs the following can be seen:

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...create flows user
create user APEX_050000 identified by "<random letters and numbers>" password expire account lock default tablespace SYSAUX temporary tablespace TEMP
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-28003: password verification for the specified password failed
ORA-20003: Passwords must contain characters from three(3)

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Changes

 New Install of APEX included with DB 12.2 on a multi-tenant database.

Cause

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