Logging into 11g Sql*Plus with Correct Login Information returns Error ORA-01017 (Doc ID 466033.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.1 and later
SQL*Plus - Version 11.1.0.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When entering the correct login information, receive the error:

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

Testing below:

SQL> CREATE USER SCOTT2 IDENTIFIED BY Tiger;

User created.

SQL> GRANT DBA TO SCOTT2;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> connect scott2/tiger
ERROR:
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied


Warning: You are no longer connected to ORACLE.
SQL> connect scott2/Tiger
Connected.

Changes

Upgrade to release 11g.

Cause

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