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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Using Secure External Password Store - 11gR2

As all DBAs use some sort of shell scripts and have connections to the database which can be a major security issue if these scripts contain the database connection/passowrd details.

Instead of having these passwords in scripts, you can store password credentials for connecting to databases by using a client-side Oracle wallet. An Oracle wallet is a secure software container that stores authentication and signing credentials.