Error when following Note 437878.1 : "password you have entered is incorrect. Please enter the ias_admin password that is assigned for this instance"

(Doc ID 761995.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version 12.0 to 12.0 [Release 12.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


Symptoms

When applying AS10g patches as described in <Note 437878.1> "Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12" you provide the ias_admin password when prompted, but this returns an error

The password you have entered is incorrect.  Please enter the ias_admin password that is assigned for this instance

You are sure that no other password has ever been configured for this instance

To confirm you are running into this specific issue, you can run the following command:

emctl authenticate secret

If this returns the following error string, then you will have this problem

emctl: line 336: cd:/nfs/: No such file or directory
emctl: line 338: /nfs/perl/bin/perl: No such file or directory
The directory location is literally as shown in the above error and is not a valid location on your hard disk

 

Cause

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