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Error 'ORA-01031: Insufficient Privileges' When Connecting to OracleXE for a Schema Password Change (Doc ID 1352169.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2022

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to login to P6 Professional, the the following error occurs:

Unable to connect to the database. Would you like to configure the database connection now?

When attempting to configure the database connection, the Oracle XE schema passwords are unknown, making a successful database configuration not possible.

Therefore, when attempting to login to SQLPlus to change the schema passwords (ex. sqlplus /@xe as sysdba), the following error occurs:

ORA-01031: Insufficient privileges


Bad public user name or password. ORA-12546: TNS:permission denied;




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