I was applying proactive bundle patch on oracle 12c RAC database. And during execution of opatchauto apply command on rdbms binary, got below error.

$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatchauto apply /softdump/OCTBP2017/26635880 -oh /oracle/app/oracle/product/

OPatchauto session is initiated at Wed Nov 8 11:48:21 2017
OPATCHAUTO-72046: No wallet option provided.
OPATCHAUTO-72046: Wallet option is not provided which is required during patching.
OPATCHAUTO-72046: Please provide a wallet option.


opatchauto command always needs to be executed by root user. Use of any other user will throw this error.

So login with root and rerun the command.

This opatchauto command will be executed successfully.