SET ROLE Fails With "ORA-01979: Missing Or Invalid Password For Role" After Upgrade to 12c
Last updated on APRIL 13, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
After upgrading to 12c, the following error is received when trying to enable a password-protected role using SET ROLE:
ORA-01979: missing or invalid password for role
The role password was removed using ALTER ROLE ... NOT IDENTIFIED, and ALTER ROLE ... IDENTIFIED BY VALUES (which is unsupported) was used to try and assign a password, but using the hash from the PASSWORD column on 11g.
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