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12.2 Upgrade Driver Fails With ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied (Doc ID 2078574.1)

Last updated on JULY 15, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 12 to 12.2 [Release 1.2 to 12.2Cloud]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


During the initial upgrade to EBS 12.2.0 following Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1320300.1) , or while applying the 12.2.x CUP, an upgrade driver worker job fails with the following errors:

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

occurred while executing the SQL statement:



- or -


Creating APPS_NE schema APPS_NE ...

Create user APPS_NE identified by *****

ORA-28003: password verification for the specified password failed;

ORA-20002: Password length less than 15

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Applying one of the 12.2 upgrade drivers
2. database connection failing because of security


Case 1)  EBS schema account password was changed unknowingly from the the DBA Upgrading Team using an ALTER USER statement instead of FNDCPASS or AFPASSWD

- or -

Case 2) Custom password management policy were enabled in the database for the EBS database schema accounts (spliced into EBS)



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