ORA-1017 when connecting to a 12.2.0.1 Database using the Net Service Name / Connection string but username and password are correct (Doc ID 2296454.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When connecting BEQUEATH (ie: no Tnsnames or Listener) then it connects.
When connecting LOCAL Loopback (ie: Tnsnames and Listener) then it fails with ORA-1017
However, the exact same username and password is used in each case.

Cause

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