How to resolve ORA-01040 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the cause and how to resolve the ORA-01040 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you stumble upon an ORA-01040 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01040: invalid character in password; logon denied

Cause

You tried to logon to Oracle using a password that both contained a multi-byte personality or a character that is no longer phase of the US7ASCII persona set.

Resolution

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

Option #1

Enter a valid password and retry logon.