How to resolve ORA-01017 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the purpose and how to resolve the ORA-01017 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you stumble upon an ORA-01017 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

Cause

You tried to log into Oracle with an invalid username/password combination.

Resolution

The option(s) to resolve this Oracle error are:

Option #1

Log into Oracle with a right username/password combination. If the username and password are entered together, the correct format is:

username/password