Ora-01017 When Connecting With Globally Identified Users That Have Special Characters In The Passwords (Doc ID 1380933.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 12, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.4 and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When the database uses a single byte character set (example: WE8ISO8859P1) the global users who have a non ASCII character in the password cannot connect to the database. The connection fails with ORA-1017. When the character set of the database is unicode ( UTF8, AL32UTF8) having a non ASCII character in the passwords of the global users does not cause any problem.

Cause

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