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12c and above: Is the minimum password length 3 or 8 characters, when the ORA12C_VERIFY_FUNCTION is set? Security Guide discrepancy between 12.1 and newer. (Doc ID 2703402.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.2 to 19]
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What is the minimum password length required by the ORA12C_VERIFY_FUNCTION in Oracle 12.2?

1. The 12.2 document states:

* (version E48135-19, dated June 2017)

Also, the 18c (doc version E83683-15, dated May 2020) and 19c (doc version E96299-10, dated May 2020) shows the same as 12.2 which is "3 characters"

So is it a minimum length of 3 characters (as per the 12.2 manual) or 8 characters and unchanged (as per 12.1 and prior manuals)?


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