ORA-28017: The password file is in the legacy format (passwordfile new features in 12c)
(Doc ID 2112456.1)
Last updated on MARCH 08, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 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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