ORA-01017: Invalid Username/password; Logon Denied when using 'OPS$' user with a password (Doc ID 1927261.1)

Last updated on MAY 25, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 With parameter os_authent_prefix = 'OPS$' and a user created as "OPS$USERNAME" identifed by password, you can no longer logon locally.

Changes

Upgrade to version 12.1.0.2 or higher. This includes the changes made as part of : Bug 16072125 : DEFAULT VALUE OF OS_AUTHENT_PREFIX PARAMETER IS SET TO OPS$

Cause

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