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Error: "ORA-00922: missing or invalid option" When Changing a Database Schema User Password to a Password Containing an Asterisk (*) (Doc ID 2085310.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 27, 2018

Applies to:

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


When attempting to change the password for a schema user and the password contains an asterisk (*) at the end, the following error occurs:

ORA-00922: missing or invalid option

Steps To Duplicate
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Log into SQLPlus with sysdba role via a Command Prompt (Example:  sqlplus / as sysdba)
  2. At the SQL> prompt, run the following query:  alter user admprm$pm identified by password*;
  3. Observe the reported error


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