Unable to use $ in the Password for the User ID to monitor Oracle database

Technote (troubleshooting)


The ITM Oracle monitoring agent configuration does not allow special character $ in password.


The character $ has a special meaning in the UNIX shell script and because our Oracle agent uses the script 'kddfind.sh' internally, user will have a problem to set the password containing $ during agent configuration with the command 'itmcmd config -A or'.

Resolving the problem

To use the special character $ in the password you must put \\ before $. The double backslash (\\) will effectively escape the dollar sign ($) and will successfully set the password in the agent configuration.

Product Alias/Synonym

Tivoli Oracle Database Agent

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ITM Tivoli Enterprise Mgmt Agent V6

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