Autoconfig failing intermittently with ORA-01017 ORA-12505

(Doc ID 1407293.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Oracle Applications Manager - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Oracle Applications DBA - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 24-Nov-2013***

Symptoms


On : 11.5.10.2 with 11.2.0.2 RAC database

When attempting to run autoconfig on apps tier,
the following error occurs.

ERROR
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intermittently getting ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Changed apps context file
2. Ran adconfig . Got ORA-12505: TNS:listener could not resolve SID given in connect descriptor intermittently
3. Ran once again adconfig , this time getting ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied intermittently

Cause

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