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I need to login to a database. I have good credentials, but when I was trying to login with SQL Developer, I got this error message:

ORA-28001: the password has expired

Then I tried to login with SQL*Plus, which worked fine, I connected successfully and I was asked to change my password.

So I typed in a new password and then retyped it. Then I got other message:

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon failed

Can you help me how can I change this password? I don't have administrative permissions.


migration rejected from Aug 12 '13 at 14:49

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closed as off-topic by Mark Storey-Smith, StanleyJohns, Mat, dezso, Max Vernon Aug 12 '13 at 14:49

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Does your version of SQL*Plus match the database server? You may see strange behavior if you connect to an 11g database from an older client. – Joe Jul 10 '13 at 14:24