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Utilities (tbs_util.exe) Ignores "Use MSS Password Validation, including Password Expiration" System Preference (Doc ID 2742248.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 28, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution - Version 6.3.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The behavior described below is related to running in an environment where the "Use MSS Password Validation, including Password Expiration" System Preference has been DISABLED, the user's SYS.DBA_USERS.ACCOUNT_STATUS has entered the EXPIRED(GRACE) period and their ASAP.SECURITY_USERS.EFFECTIVE_END date has expired. Note disabled means the application uses the password validation, expiration principles and procedures defined by the Database Administrator for each user's associated Oracle profile. The result is inconsistent related functionality behavior between the tbs.exe and tbs_util.exe clients. Both clients should work the same for this feature.


When attempting to logon using the MetaSolv Solution Utilities (tbs_util.exe) client and forced to change the password, the application throws a "Cannot alter user password. Create Error: Use of invalid characters" message for some of the special characters that were entered. However, the MetaSolv Solution core client (tbs.exe) allowed the password to be changed using the same special characters that were previously not allowed using the tbs_util.exe client. The password change requirements should be consistent between the tbs_util.exe and tbs.exe application clients or instruct users it must be changed in a specific client. Below is the complete error text thrown in the tbs_util.exe client. Note that this message is expected when the System Preference is ENABLED.

Error Text





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