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Error "Bad public user name or password" / "Login failed for user <name>" When Attempting to Configure the Database Connection in P6 Professional (Doc ID 2847660.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2022

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

When attempting to configure the P6 Professional database connection, one of the following errors occurs when the user name is anything other than the public schema user for the Oracle or SQL Server database platform hosting the P6 database.

Bad public user name or password. PRM DBAccess Error: Connection attempt to database failed with message SQL State: 1, SQL Error Code: 18456, Level: 14, Procedure: , Line: 1
Login failed for user '<name>'.;

Bad public user name or password. PRM DBAccess Error: Connection attempt to database failed with message ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied;

Cause

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