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ORA-01017 when starting DB with SRVCTL but OS Authentication is DISABLED (SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES=NONE) (Doc ID 2674586.1)

Last updated on MAY 27, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When Operating System (OS) Authentication (also called External Authentication) for SYSDBA is disabled, using SRVCTL to start the Database fails with ORA-1017.
That would be done by setting the following line and value in the sqlnet.ora file:
SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES = (NONE)

Using SQL*Plus to connect using the Oracle Password works and the Database starts.

Changes

OS Authentication was disabled by setting the following in the sqlnet.ora file on the Database Server:
SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES = (NONE)

Cause

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