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SET ROLE Fails With "ORA-01979: Missing Or Invalid Password For Role" After Upgrade to 12c (Doc ID 2378376.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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

Changes

 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.

Cause

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