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After Database Upgrade to, Connections Fail with ORA-1017 (Doc ID 2060269.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

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


After database has been upgraded to , connections from JDBC (either from Oracle SQL Developer or application) fail with:


The error does not occur for newly created users in database

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Run standalone JDBC program from How To Determine The Exact JDBC Driver Version For Standalone Programs (Doc ID 467804.1)
2. Use the same failing user to run the program.
3. ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied is received.


 Upgrade of the databases from to


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