FMW 12c Infrastructure AdminServer / NodeManager Fail to Start : ORA-28001: password has expired or ORA-01017: invalid username/password;

(Doc ID 1682942.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Oracle Platform Security for Java - Version and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version and later
Java Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The AdminServer and NodeManager of an Infrastructure 12c domain are failing to start. This support article covers two possible scenarios:

Password Expired - snippet from AdminServer log

<BEA-000386> <Server subsystem failed. Reason: The loading of an OPSS
java security policy provider failed due to an exception.
Caused By:
javax.persistence.PersistenceException: Exception [EclipseLink-4002] (Eclipse
Persistence Services - 2.4.2.v20130514-5956486):
org.eclipse.persistence.exceptions.DatabaseExceptionInternal Exception:
java.sql.SQLException: ORA-28001: the password has expired

Invalid Password - snippet from AdminServer log

INFO: Instantiated an instance of
[EL Severe]: ejb: 2014-06-16
18:18:28.537--ServerSession(180839935)--Exception [EclipseLink-4002] (Eclipse
Persistence Services - 2.4.2.v20130514-5956486):
Internal Exception: java.sql.SQLException: ORA-01017: invalid
username/password; logon denied

Example snippet from nodemanager.log (no matter whether password is invalid or expired)

<Jun 12, 2014 7:03:00 PM CEST> <SEVERE> <Fatal error in NodeManager server>
weblogic.nodemanager.common.ConfigException: Identity key store file not found: kss://system/demoidentity
        at weblogic.nodemanager.server.SSLConfig.loadKeyStoreConfig(
        at weblogic.nodemanager.server.SSLConfig.access$000(
        at weblogic.nodemanager.server.SSLConfig$
        at Method)
        at weblogic.nodemanager.server.SSLConfig.<init>(
        at weblogic.nodemanager.server.NMServer.<init>(
        at weblogic.nodemanager.server.NMServer.main(
        at weblogic.NodeManager.main(



The Infrastructure metadata repository schema passwords have expired or the database administrator has changed the schema passwords


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