Problem Using Kerberos: Ora-12641: Authentication Service Failed To Initialize (Doc ID 1270441.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Advanced Networking Option - Version 10.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 26-Sep-2012***

Symptoms

On : 10.2.0.4 version, Secure Network Services

When attempting to connect with a Kerberos Configuration

ERROR
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ORA-12641 Authentication service failed to initialize

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1. Configure Kerberos and check that everything works fine

2. Delete the file /var/tmp/kerb5srv.RC.

3. sqlplus / fails with the error ORA-12641

Cause

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