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Implementing Punctuation in Passwords. (Doc ID 124113.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 26, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You want to implement punctuation marks in the passwords and have created the verify_function by running the utlpwdmg.sql script.  When you try to alter a user say, scott with the password containing a punctuation mark you are getting
any of the following error messages from SQL*Plus:

  Error:  ORA 922   
  Text:   missing or invalid option  

  Error:  ORA 911
  Text:   invalid character

Changes

 NA

Cause

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