ORA-28017: The password file is in the legacy format (passwordfile new features in 12c) (Doc ID 2112456.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

 Administrative grants fails with ORA-28017 error,  when legacy format password file is used.

 For example: grant sysdba to <user>;

Changes

 The passwordfile is created using LEGACY format option.

Cause

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