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Invalid password when using service_shutdown.exe -p=xxxxxxxxxx parameter to stop DLP Agent services.

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Article ID: 237942

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Products

Data Loss Prevention

Issue/Introduction

When trying to stop DLP Agent services using service_shutdown.exe with the parameter service_shutdown.exe -p=(password), you might get invalid password. But when the command is run without the -p parameter and you get the prompt for password, the same password which failed works fine like screenshot below:

Cause

The issue is observed when the password contain a special character such as "&". 

Environment

DLP 15.X

Resolution

If you want to use the service_shutdown.exe with the -p parameter, and the password contain a special character, you can:

1 - Change the password to remove the special character.

Or

2 - Use the command without the -p parameter to get the prompt and input the password as is.

Additional Information

To avoid such issue above, see the Oracle Password Security Requirements:

https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article/160157/password-guidelines-for-the-oracle-prote.html

 

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