ORA-28405 Cannot Grant Secure Role To Another Role

(Doc ID 1994408.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

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


A secure role is either a password protected role or a secure application role. In rdbms 12c (and backported to patchset, granting a secure role to a non-secure role results in error -> ORA-28405 "cannot grant secure role to a role", this worked in 11g.

Similarly, if non-secure role X has been already granted to non-secure role Y and you try to add a password to role X, you will receive the error ORA-28404 "role cannot be altered"


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