I am working with Oracle DB 11g ( - 64bit), Jenkins, Windows PowerShell plugin, and VsTestRunner plugin to automate running unit tests. While setting this up I stumbled upon a huge problem running vstest.console.exe in which I would get the following error: ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied. Through all my research, it has come to be proven to be caused by a FIPS compliance issue.

The only solution I have found that has proven to work is to alter the registry key associated with FIPS and disabling it (set 1 to 0). Unfortunately, this solution is not viable as the FIPS compliance is a requirement for the current environment.

A possible solution that was found was to update the Oracle DB to 12c Release 2 as it would resolve a known bug found in earlier releases; however, I have been told that this is not an option.

Of course, this has led me to here.


Does anyone know of any other possible solutions that would allow me to successfully connect to the Oracle database that would still be compliant with FIPS?

  • Unfortunately, I'm not aware of another way. My first task as a new admin was to upgrade to Oracle DB 12c Release 2 for the same issue. – xguru Nov 29 '17 at 16:36
  • @xguru : Thank you for the reply. I have been dealing with this for 2 days now and I'm at my wits end because I keep circling the same two answers... – Brandon Nov 29 '17 at 17:18

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