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ORA-1017 Trying To Change Expired Password Through Programmatic Interface From To Lower Database Version (Doc ID 1426233.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver - Version and later
Oracle Provider for OLE DB - Version and later
Oracle SQL Developer - Version 4.0 and later
JDBC - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.Symptoms

Trying to change a password for an expired user via a password change feature of a programmatic interface, from an client or higher to a database version lower than, fails with the following error:

   ORA-1017: invalid username/password; logon denied

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • SQLPlus sessions
  • OpenWithNewPassword provided by the Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET)
  • Change Password dialogue provided by the Oracle OLEDB Provider (ORAOLEDB).
  • OCIPasswordChange provided by the Oracle Call Interface (OCI).
  • Oracle SQL Developer interface.




The behavior does not occur under the same situation using a client


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