>From Oracle manual :

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

Cause: An invalid username or password was entered in an attempt to log
on to Oracle. The username and password must be the same as was
specified in a GRANT CONNECT statement. If the username and password are
entered together, the format is: username/password.

Action: Enter a valid username and password combination in the correct


> Hi folks,
> I'm having difficulties getting php4 to connect to a remote oracle
> database.
> I have an entry in tnsnames.ora, along the lines of
> shorthostname = (etc, etc)
> and I can use "sqlplus user/name@shorthostname" to connect just fine, as
> a regular user. Even without ORACLE_SID set, since I have it set in
> tnsnames.ora for that entry
> But when I try
>  ocilogin("user","name","shorthostname");
> on a php page, I get a printout of oracle error 01017: authentication
> failed.
> The listener log on that oracle machine confirms that I am actually
> attempting to connect. But no details on what's going wrong.
> Any suggestions?

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