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Intermittent Ora-1017 When The SQL*Net Alias Uses A Service Name (Doc ID 1160553.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When the SQL*Net alias is based on a service name rather than on a SID, the connections to the database are failing intermittently with ORA-1017.

Note that this can also manifest itself as ORA-28000 "the account is locked" (when, for example, connection to a known schema like DBSNMP)


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