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ORA-00972: "identifier is too long" when using >30 characters / bytes for a user PASSWORD (Doc ID 2689690.1)

Last updated on JULY 10, 2020

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

When using a password that is > 30 Bytes / Characters, an error is thrown:
ORA-00972: identifier is too long

This despite the COMPATIBLE [initialization parameter] being set to a value of 12.2 (or higher).
Ref -->
SQL Language Reference document (section "Database Object Naming Rules").



Changes

You may be trying to set a longer password value.

Cause

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