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  1. #1
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    May 2002
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    Question Unanswered: Encrypt Password to connect to the back-end database

    We have lots of Shell scripts where the password is hardcoded to
    connect to the database(Oracle): Ex: sqlplus username/password

    The password should not be in clear text & should be encrypted before
    connecting to the backend. Oracle will not take encrypted passwords in my opinion to connect to the database.


    I want to encrypt this hardcoded password & decrypt it to connect to the database. Can anyone help me or point me to links showing some examples.

    Thanks
    -bheem

  2. #2
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    May 2004
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    I usually run my shell scripts as users belonging to the dba group, on which I dont have to supply a password. Here a two links for you.

    http://www.orafaq.com/faqunix.htm#HIDEPSW
    http://download-west.oracle.com/docs...en.htm#1004903

  3. #3
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    West Palm Beach, FL
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    Cool


    It all boils down to creating users "IDENTIFIED EXTERNALLY"
    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

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