Autoconfig combines special character '#' in the Contextfile with the Escape special character '\'

(Doc ID 980799.1)

Last updated on MARCH 13, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Due to security risks for many companies it is required to use minimum 1 special character for the Password. Please be aware, that fo rthe APPLSYSPUB password certain special characters in the password are disallowed.

ATTENTION: It is recommended to never change the APPLSYSPUB password.

As the APPLSYSPUB User and Password is only used to initiate a first connection to the APPS Schema, to be able to make the secure User Connection into the Instance, this Password can safely be ignored for the security restrictions.

It has been identified, that Autoconfig places an escape character '\' in front of  some special characters used for the Password of APPLSYSPUB, so that it is impossible to connect to the Instance.
This problem has been identified for the special characters '#', '!', ':' and '='.

The question here is, if it is possible to use the special character '#' for the Password of APPLSYSPUB ?


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