12c: Alert Log Errors: ORA-24962: Connect String Could Not Be Parsed, Error = 303 (Doc ID 2245576.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

There are incident traces at the database server where the following error is being reported:

Node name: myhostname.mydomain.com
Release: 2.6.39-400.279.1.common.x86_64
Version: #1 SMP Mon May 23 13:39:48 PDT 2016
Machine: x86_64
Storage: Exadata
Instance name: mysid
Redo thread mounted by this instance: 3
Oracle process number: 81
Unix process pid: 198109, image: oracle@mysid.world

 
*** 2017-03-03 15:37:55.840
*** SESSION ID:(404.59753) 2017-03-03 15:37:55.840
*** CLIENT ID:() 2017-03-03 15:37:55.840
*** SERVICE NAME:(mysid.world) 2017-03-03 15:37:55.840
*** MODULE NAME:(JDBC Thin Client) 2017-03-03 15:37:55.840  <==JDBC thin client in this case.  Issue is not limited to THIN
*** CLIENT DRIVER:(jdbcthin) 2017-03-03 15:37:55.840
*** ACTION NAME:() 2017-03-03 15:37:55.840

ORA-24962: connect string could not be parsed, error = 303

Changes

 This is likely a new installation or a recent upgrade to 12c database.  This issue seems to be new to the version 12 database. 

Cause

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