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Audit Logs Show ORA-01017 From JDBC External Proxy Users Despite Successful Connections (Doc ID 2711865.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2023

Applies to:

JDBC - Version and later
Advanced Networking Option - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When using the JDBC Thin driver to connect as an externally-identified proxy user, connections are successful, but database audit logs record an ORA-1017 error.

* The problem reproduces using any version of the JDBC driver.
* It reproduces using JDK 1.6, 1.7, or 1.8.
* In all cases, the connection is successful; the ORA-1017 isn't returned to the front-end user.
* The error only shows up in DBA_AUDIT_TRAIL and nowhere else; the ORA-1017 in DBA_AUDIT_TRAIL doesn't prevent connection.

The following query confirms this:

Additional observations:

* The problem doesn't reproduce when using the JDBC OCI driver.
* The use of the Java directive -Doracle.jdbc.thinLogonCapability=o3 has no effect on the problem
* The problem doesn't reproduce for other types of users:  specifically, non-externally-identified proxy users


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