ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied ( Very urgent)

i am trying to install Oracle vm manager 3.0.1 from last 2 days.. and i am stuck with same problem ...

I have created a question on oracle from , but no luck yet

here is my story :

its suppose to be really easy installation!!
just run


it should do everytihng with a easy password ...
but every time its give me error :

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

09-06 14:15 ovm.installer.database ERROR Failed to find Oracle VM schema in Oracle Database

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

dont really understand what is the issue
my understanding is environment variable is not set .. hence its issue

but i really want a help from oracle expert to see if you can help me ...

i really need to finish this project its very urgent ..

note : i read almost all link in google for those problem... that did not help me too much , i realy need some one who can spot the problem


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slightwv (䄆 Netminder)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Let's stick with 'Simple' for now.

Did the password you selected meet the requirements talked about in the doc link you provided:  Password requirements are outlined in Section, "Installation Ports and Passwords".

slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Which install option did you select from ./runInstaller.sh?

Can you post the results?
fosiul01Author Commented:
according to document and oracle forum .. for testing purpose  i should select 1

however i chose 1 and 2

simple and standard

with simple (1) , it just ask for one password
and its should try to configure everything with that one password

with Standard (2) i can provide different password for different account

i use both but same result
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fosiul01Author Commented:
yes. i am using simpliest passoword not hard one like symboll..

password is like


so this is not the issue..

some I saw. that oraclel Xe .. is case sensitive .. dont know if that cause the issue
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Oracle 11g databases are case sensitive not just XE.

11g XE was just released and is likely to have a few bugs/quirks.

Are you seeing any of the output after entering the password or do you receive the invalid username/password immediately and the setup stops?

For grins try entering the password inside double quotes to see if that fixes it:

Enter a password for all logins used during the installation: "Utcluw1yb"

If that doesn't work, you might try installing/creating XE independently of VM Manager and try using the pre-existing database option.

Try 11g XE first (you can configure it to ignore password 'case' as a test).'If it still will not install, try 10g XE.
fosiul01Author Commented:
ok so you saying

install oracle Xe in this server first. then change the case sensivity then try again ??

that could be an option..

if you read this


whats the

Enter the Oracle Database System ID (SID) [XE]: mySID

from where you get XE ??
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>install oracle Xe in this server first. then change the case sensivity then try again ??

Yes.  11g first.  If it still fails, try the 10g XE version to help narrow down the 'bug'.

>>from where you get XE ??
fosiul01Author Commented:
about XE , what i meant was

what shall i type in Oracle DAtabase system id ???

just one more question...

although sh runinstall.sh failed
but its installed the oracle databse..

i can connect to oracle database by using

sqlplus / as sysdba ------------ this works

 but when i try to connect

$ sqlplus SYSTEM/"password"

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Tue Sep 6 21:39:37 2011

Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

but look at bellow output

SQL> SELECT username, password_versions FROM dba_users;

USERNAME                       PASSWORD
------------------------------ --------
SYS                            10G 11G
SYSTEM                         10G 11G
APEX_PUBLIC_USER               10G 11G
APEX_040000                    10G 11G
XS$NULL                        10G 11G
OUTLN                          10G 11G
FLOWS_FILES                    10G 11G
MDSYS                          10G 11G
CTXSYS                         10G 11G
XDB                            10G 11G

USERNAME                       PASSWORD
------------------------------ --------
HR                             10G 11G

12 rows selected.

although i have changed that one


NAME                                 TYPE        VALUE
------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
sec_case_sensitive_logon             boolean     FALSE

still its same error ..

do i need to restart anything after set it to flase ??

thanks for your help and patience

fosiul01Author Commented:
ok i think i have fixed issue of case sensitive problem

[oracle@ovm ~]$ sqlplus

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Tue Sep 6 22:09:20 2011

Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Enter user-name: SYSTEM
Enter password:

Connected to:
Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Release - 64bit Production


So it does work

but now when i am installing ORacle vm manager by using options 2

then Select Remote databses

then its failed by using the same problem

Please select an installation type:
   1: Simple
   2: Standard
   3: Uninstall
   4: Help

   Select Number (1-4): 2

Starting standard installation ...

Verifying installation prerequisites ...

Oracle Database Repository
Would you like to install Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (XE) or connect to an existing Oracle database?
   1: Install Oracle Database 11g XE
   2: Use an existing Oracle database

   Select Number (1-2): 2

Enter the Oracle Database hostname [localhost]:
Enter the Oracle Database System ID (SID) [XE]:
Enter the Oracle Database SYSTEM password:

Enter the Oracle Database listener port [1521]:
Enter the Oracle VM Manager database schema [ovs]:
Enter the Oracle VM Manager database schema password:

Enter the Oracle VM Manager database schema password (confirm):

Oracle Weblogic Server 11g
Enter the Oracle WebLogic Server 11g user [weblogic]:
Enter the Oracle WebLogic Server 11g user password:

Enter the Oracle WebLogic Server 11g user password (confirm):

Oracle VM Manager application
Enter the username for the Oracle VM Manager administration user [admin]:
Enter the admin user password:

Enter the admin user password (confirm):

Verifying configuration ...
The database could not be reached using the provided connection info.
            ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

Configuration verification failed ...

fosiul01Author Commented:
now i can connect from mozilla firefox ....

just have to fixed the upper issue..

please give me some idea if you can
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
If double quotes doesn't work for the passwords and since this is for testing, using sqlplus connect as sysdba:

sqlplus / as sysdba

On mobile and cannot remember the exact parameter so issue: show parameter case

The whatever it is ( it should jump out at you):
Alter system set <parameter_name>=false scope=spfile;

fosiul01Author Commented:
as you can see my previous post.. i have done that

alter system set SEC_CASE_SENSITIVE_LOGON=false scope=spfile;

but i have a felling it does not allow remote connection.. although 1521 is open and accepting

any idea ??
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Sorry.  On mobile now and missed that on the tiny screen.

I'm out of ideas on 11g XE.  I would probably uninstall 11g XE and install 10g XE to see if the issue exists.

Remember 11g XE is very new.
fosiul01Author Commented:
i was able to install 11G xe with a very simple password ....

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