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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 JANUARY 23, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A 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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