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TNS-01169: The listener has not recognised the password


Symptom:

When trying to perform some action on the listener (such as enabling tracing) the following error is generated:

TNS-01169: The listener has not recognised the password

Cause:

This is a security feature. Either no password has been supplied or the password is incorrect. The attempted operation is restricted and only intended for use by DBAs.

Remedy:

Specify the necessary password. Assuming the 'lsnrctl' is being run then the the syntax for this is:

set password <pwd>


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