One nice new feature of Oracle Database 18c is that schemas can be created without a password. These are called “Schema Only Accounts“. This new functionality is pretty simple and is a nice step forward that can allow administrators to…Read More >
A few years ago I wrote a couple of popular blog articles on using Secure External Password Stores (SEPS) and Credential Wallets to manage passwords used by scripts for database connections: Securing Oracle Monitoring And Backup Scripts Issues With Oracle…Read More >
Background Oracle recently released a new version of their Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) – version 2.0.1. This is a welcome update as it’s been a while since the initial release in 2016. In fact, the tool hasn’t been enhanced…Read More >
UKOUG Applications Conference & Exhibition, Tech17 is just around the corner. The event will take place December 4-6, 2017 in Birmingham England. It is the largest gathering of UK Oracle Database professionals, and we’re really looking forward to it! Pythian…Read More >
I don’t work with Oracle GoldenGate extensively but when I do I find it somewhat remarkable that there aren’t more standards with something as simple as the Oracle GoldenGate software home path (OGG_HOME). With the Oracle Database, in recent years…Read More >
Simon Pane, Pythian Database Consultant, compares PSUs and Database Proactive Bundle Patches in Oracle 12c.Read More >
Simon Pane, Pythian Database Consultant, illustrates how changes to DBCA patch application behaviour cause PDB cloning to fail.Read More >
Simon Pane, Pythian Database Consultant, Illustrates how to properly lock-down and harden scripts that use Oracle Wallets and Secure External Password Stores (SEPS).Read More >
Simon Pane, Pythian Database Consultant, demonstrates how to secure backups and monitoring scripts using an Oracle Wallet and Secure External Password Store.Read More >
Background I recently experienced a problem when upgrading an old Oracle 10.2.0.4 database to 220.127.116.11 that had no matches in a My Oracle Support (MOS) or Google search. The problem presented itself initially when upgrading as the following error was…Read More >
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