Database Creation in Oracle Restart Environment Fails With "ORA-01017: Invalid Username/password" (Doc ID 2108268.1)

Last updated on MARCH 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Oracle Database Configuration Assistant - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Attempt to create a database in Oracle Restart environment fails and the following error is observed in DBCA trace.log available under $ORACLE_BASE/cfgtoollogs/dbca/<SID>

[Thread-209] [ 2016-02-15 16:06:20.842 CET ] [PostDBCreationStep.executeImpl:1073] Exception while Starting with HA Database Resource PRCR-1079 : Failed to start resource ora.orcl.db
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.orcl.db start" encountered the following error:
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
. For details refer to "(:CLSN00107:)" in "/u01/app/grid/diag/crs/rac1/crs/trace/ohasd_oraagent_grid.trc".

CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.orcl.db' on 'rac1' failed
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
[Thread-209] [ 2016-02-15 16:07:05.740 CET ] [PostDBCreationStep.executeImpl:1115] Connecting for SIHA/RAC

The database software installation log had the following error logged regarding the group membership of "grid" user

INFO: Group Membership: dba: This is a prerequisite condition to test whether user "grid" is a member of the group "dba".
INFO: Severity:CRITICAL
INFO: OverallStatus:VERIFICATION_FAILED

Cause

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