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How To Enable TCPS Support For Oracle Standard Edition (Doc ID 1457854.1)

Last updated on MARCH 31, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version and later
Advanced Networking Option - Version to [Release 11.2]
Generic UNIX
Generic Linux


This document will show the steps required to manually add TCPS support to Oracle Standard Edition installations. TCPS is required for RAC installations implementing COST* and also for client/server database connectivity using SSL.

*The class of secure transports (COST) parameters specify a list of transports that are considered secure for administration and registration of a particular listener. The COST parameters identify which transports are considered secure for that installation and whether the administration of a listener requires secure transports.

Standard Edition installations on Windows do not require additional steps to enable TCPS and can be configured for usage as needed. To enable the ASO menu selections in Oracle Net Manager (NetMgr) please refer to Doc ID 156345.1 - "Oracle Net Configuration Tools Do Not Show Advanced Security (ASO) Pulldown".

Without TCPS protocol support a listener started with a TCPS address in listener.ora will error:


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