ORA-12640: Authentication adapter initialization failed

From: <James.R.Cartwright_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 05:49:45 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <febd4e06-c6de-4ca6-8654-d8d3361666a4@u10g2000prn.googlegroups.com>

Hi - I'm trying to connect to a 10g (Rel 2) database server through a VPN connection. When I try to connect to the server using sqlplus - I get the following error:
ORA-12640: Authentication adapter initialization failed

However, when I try to connect using sqldeveloper it can connect.

I'm trying to get a 3rd party application to connect to the database server, and right now it is getting the same error as sqlplus.

There are multiple oracle applications in this environment, so I can't change the sqlnet.ora file. Right now it has a line that says: SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES= (BEQ, TCPS,KERBEROS5, NTS) So I know I need to do something to make sure the clients can authenticate through one of those mechanisms. I thought I was good since I set up an account on the server that matches the userid I use to make the VPN connection, but I'm obviously missing something else. Do I need to make a change to the sqlnet.ora on the server side?

thanks! Received on Tue Feb 12 2008 - 07:49:45 CST

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