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Difficulty with Host Credentials in Linux

Oracle Error Tips by Stephanie Filio of Burleson Consulting


Many Oracle users experience difficulty with receiving host credentials errors on Oracle 10g in Linux.


A great example of this occurred on Oracle DBA Forums in which a user consistently received an error claiming the wrong password was being entered when "attempting to use the Enterprise Manager Database Control Export to Export Files utility, but I'm having a problem with the Host Credentials."


In reply to this instance of resolving difficulties with receiving host credentials, another user stated that,

  • If the database is on windows, then the hostname credentials specified needs to have 'log on as batch job' privileges and should be a local administrator user." 

    • The method to create such a user is the same as in 9i :
      Oracle Intelligent Agent User's Guide Release 9.2.0, Chapter 2 -
      Installation, Configuration and Usage, Controlling Operations of the NT Agent.

  • If the database is on unix platforms, then the hostname credentials should be the user who has installed the oracle 10g database software.

  • Also note that use of special authentication procedures such as PAM-LDAP is not supported in the current version (bug : 3507516).



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