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P6 Professional DBSETUP Error [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (SECDoClientHandshake()).]SSL Security Error (Doc ID 2336552.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 17.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to configure the database connection for the P6 Professional application, the following error occurs.

Bad public user name or password. PRM DBAccess Error: Connection attempt to database failed with message SQL State: 1,
SQL Error Code: 18, Level: 16, Procedure: , Line: 0
[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (SECDoClientHandshake()).]SSL Security error.;


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Open dbconfig.exe
2. Select Driver 'SQL Server'
3. Enter the Hostname and Database Name
4. Enter public username and password and press Enter twice
5. View the reported error




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