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

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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

 For example: grant sysdba to <user>;


 The passwordfile is created using LEGACY format option.


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