SET ROLE ALL fails with ORA-01979 after upgrade to 11.2.0.4 (Doc ID 1984491.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

11.2.0.4:

SET ROLE ALL fails with "ORA-01979: missing or invalid password for role <ROLENAME>”

However, the roles do not require passwords.  

Changes

 Introduced roles that were created on 11.2.0.3 or lower onto the 11.2.0.4 database.

Cause

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