Re: Don't know wallet password, can't open wallet

From: Sandra Becker <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:24:34 -0700
Message-ID: <>

We are going to swing the storage back to the old server in the morning and see if everything opens again. The cwallet.sso as a local-only file makes sense based on what we see and the fact no one changed the password, that we are aware of anyway. We acutally have the pasword in Password Safe, but it doesn't work on the new server. We also are attempting to contact the guy who set this up a few years ago. Even though he left the company almost 2 years ago, he's been helpful with other issues. Keeping our fingers crossed.

Thanks for the replies.


On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 8:53 PM, De DBA <> wrote:

> Oracle could well be correct... If you've still got the original
> ewallet.p12 AND cwallet.sso in the same place as on the old server, and
> your sqlnet.ora file still identifies the wallet directory correctly, then
> I'd be inclined to think that the cwallet.sso (Single-SignOn file) was
> created as a local-only file. This means that it cannot be moved to another
> server and used there to open the wallet. In that case, you'll have to
> recreate it, or return the array to the old server.
> Unless of course your boss/the CSO/the coffee lady/etc... has the password
> stored in some old envelope at the bottom of the safe, perhaps? Or did the
> old guys use a generic password for almost anything? You can test on a copy
> of the ewallet.p12 file with mkstore indefinitely, there is no lockout
> after so many attempts..
> Cheers,
> Tony
> On 21/01/15 12:46, Sandra Becker wrote:
>> Oracle 11.2 EE
>> We moved a database to a new server this morning. Unmounted the disk
>> array from the old and mounted it on the new. Now we can't open the
>> wallet. The people who might have know the wallet password were laid off a
>> year ago. Oracle support says we're screwed. Isn't there some kind of
>> back door?
>> We need this database open tomorrow morning for the customers. Any help
>> is appreciated.
>> --
>> Sandy
>> GHX


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