Oracle SQL -- (f.k.a.

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  • was rebuilt and the new server was deployed. You could get error that the remote host identification has changed.  This can be ignored and the new fingerprint/id can be saved.
          1.  Example of the change in remote host identification error is shown below.


               It is also possible that a host key has just been changed.

               The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is
          2.  See Fix SSH host key error for Oracle SQL on

  • Since was rebuilt with the latest CentOS and packages... Mac users should no longer need to use the customized commands/hashes they had to use on the old server.  They should be able to ssh directly to the server now. 
  • The new server hostname is “”. It is preferred to use that host name going forward.
  • However the old hostnames ( & have been converted to CNAMES, and they usually still work.

START WITH THIS: All students have to create an account FIRST using the form at the webpage below.

For "How to connect to Linux/Oracle" for Windows or Mac:

If Nothing Appears When You Type in Your Password at Command Line Interface (Terminal, cmd.exe, console, etc) Prompt:

  • Letters and numbers in passwords do not appear here as you type them at the password prompt.

If You Forgot Your Linux/Oracle/Java/iSchool Password:

If you see "Your connection not fully secure" or "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead"?

Linux/Oracle/Java/iSchool Passwords MUST:

  • Only contain alphanumeric characters (a-z A-Z 0-9).
    • Letters and numbers only, in other words.
  • Begin & end with a letter.
  • Contain at least a couple numbers in them.
  • Be between 8-12 characters in length.

For connecting to GUI, but not sqlplus:

  • Use not
  • sqlplus access does NOT use NOR
  • Sqlplus doesn't use a hostname. It's still user@ike

If you get the error "Your DrexelOne username and/or password is not correct":

  • ...after filling out & submitting the Linux/Oracle/Java/iSchool form, then you need to change your DrexelOne password FIRST.
  • Then come back to the Linux/Oracle/Java/iSchool form password to get a new password or change your password.
  • Your DrexelOne password is what you use for Bb Learn, Zoom, Office365, and other Drexel websites.
    • Changing it will change that password for all of these other websites as well.
  • Make sure the new DrexelOne password ONLY contains alphanumeric characters (a-z A-Z 0-9).
    • Do not include in your new DrexelOne password ANY special or extended characters or punctuation, so do not include ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) ; , . [ ] { } \ | ` ~ ; : ' " < > / ? etc.
  • To change your DrexelOne password:
  • If own a Drexel-managed or -owned machine, particularly a Mac, please contact first, as changing your password here will change your password on your Drexel-managed or -owned machine, and that might be better done on-campus, and perhaps not done at all on a Mac, but we'll assist regardless.
    • Drexel students working on their personal computers do not need to contact ihelp first.

Do you need a Linux/Oracle/Java/iSchool Account?

  • Fill Our the Request Form below to have a user account made for Linux/Oracle/Java/iSchool form.
  • IF you need Java as well for an assignment, still fill out the above form first.

SSH error - macOS X High Sierra users

  • To use the SSH client in the Mac terminal, type in the following. Replace USERID with your userid:
  • ssh -c 3des-cbc

SSH error - macOS X Mojave users:

  • To use the SSH client in the Mac terminal, type in the following. Replace USERID with your userid:
  • ssh -c 3des-cbc -oKexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1

SSH error - macOS X Catalina users:

  • Mojave method above may also work.
  • To use the SSH client in the Mac terminal, type in the following. Replace USERID with your userid:
  • ssh -c 3des-cbc -oKexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
Fix SSH Hostkey error:

Incorrect Password or Still Have Password Authentication or Other Issues?

Locked tables

  • If you have service disrupted or other issues, unlocking usually takes 6-12 hours but if you are a Drexel CCI faculty/staff/student, please contact  and we will help as soon as possible.

The Oracle website wants a username or email and password to download stuff. What do I do?

  • The Oracle website login, username, email you use, and password are all separate from Drexel and from
  • So just go ahead and register for and create an Oracle account IF YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD FILES FROM ORACLE.
  • Oracle just wants everyone to make an account in order to download stuff.
  • The Oracle account you create is completely separate from the CCI website and Drexel Connect.