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

Last updated on MARCH 29, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 8.3.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 8.3.2.0 version, Oracle Database

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

ERROR
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ORA-00922: missing or invalid option


STEPS
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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

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot change a schema user's password to one containing an asterisk (*) at the end.

Cause

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