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PASSWORD_VERSIONS value for common user C## is 12C on CDB but still 11G 12C on PDB after upgrade from 11g to 19c (Doc ID 2748634.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2021

Applies to:

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


After upgrading GRID and Database from 11.2 to 19.9, you may see a difference between CDB and PDB with a "common user" (C##) with respect to the PASSWORD_VERSION values, despite setting SQLNET.ALLOWED_LOGON_VERSION_SERVER=12a.
Password version of a common user is 12C on CDB
Password version of the same common user is 11G 12C on PDB

As an example:


 This was possibly an upgrade from 11g to 19c (and RAC with GRID).


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