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Error: ORA-017: invalid username/password; logon denied

Symptoms:

Testing an Oracle global database connection results in an error message.

 

Error Message:

ORA-017: invalid username/password; logon denied

 

Underlying Problem:

The text-based format of the global database connection allows you to enter an invalid set of security parameters.

 

Solution:

Switch off integrated security in the global database connection when specifying Oracle user name and password.

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Author: Doug Wynkoop

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