Is it possible to make a direct database connection from inside a CM bean? I have a bean that registers customers
and stores their details in a database (Oracle 9i). The bean handles all the database access. I now want to enhance
this bean and encrypt the credit card numbers using 3des and a key stored in the database. Can I open a connection
to the database from inside the bean to access the key which is stored in a different table or is this not possible
because of the container managed persistence? If so does anyone have any suggestions on how I could achieve this,
I'm new to EJBs and have run out of ideas. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.