JCS WebLogic Server Not Starting: ORA-28001: The Password Has Expired

(Doc ID 2211623.1)

Last updated on APRIL 28, 2017

Applies to:

Java Cloud Service - Version 14.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


An Oracle Java Cloud Service instance can fail suddenly due to below password expiry error messages. This failure is due to the fact that the user password for the infrastructure repository schema is set to expire in 180 days after an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance is created. You will get the following error messages:
Received exception while creating connection for pool X: ORA-28001: the password has expired
java.sql.SQLException: ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
Another symptom of this problem is that a scale out operation may take a long time to run, then it will fail.

OR WebLogic server does not start:

INFO: Instantiated an instance of org.hibernate.validator.engine.resolver.JPATraversableResolver.
[EL Severe]: ejb: 2016-11-23 09:47:49.657--ServerSession(2069589841)--Exception [EclipseLink-4002] (Eclipse Persistence Services - 2.5.2.v20140319-9ad6abd): org.eclipse.persistence.exceptions.DatabaseException
Internal Exception: java.sql.SQLException: ORA-28001: the password has expired


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