Troubleshooting ORA-1031 or ORA-1017 Errors When Connecting As SYSDBA
(Doc ID 730067.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2021
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 9.2 to 12.1] Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document is intended to supply some commonly used steps for diagnosing errors ORA-1031 or ora-1017 encountered while connecting as sysdba.
In the most recent versions the error for this kind of authentication failures was changed from ORA-01031 to ORA-01017 , this was done to consistently return the error "ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied" for all authentication failures and ORA-01031 for all insufficient privileges errors occuring when already connected to the database.
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