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RDBPROD: ORA-01017 on Connection to Rdb via OCI Services (Doc ID 1104463.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 7.0.4 and later
Oracle SQL/Services for Rdb on OpenVMS - Version to [Release 7.1 to 7.3]
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha


It is possible to get

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

when connecting to Oracle Rdb via OCI Services.

This guide discusses the possible causes for this error, how to find more information about the causes, and how to correct them.

NOTE: The data used below are not actual PRODUCTION or Customer Data, they are Oracle supplied sample tables/data.

They are being used ONLY to demonstrate the problem discussed in this note.

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Troubleshooting Steps
 Username Does Not Exist
 Wrong Password
 Username Not in Database
 OpenVMS and Database Passwords Do Not Match
 Username is Disabled
 Expired Password

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