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Primary Note For Oracle Database Authentication (Doc ID 1349896.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 8.0.6 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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This Primary Note is intended to provide an index and references to the most frequently used My Oracle Support Notes with respect to Oracle Database Authentication. This Primary Note is subdivided into categories to allow for easy access and reference to notes that are applicable to your area of interest.



This document is meant for use as a guide by those who are configuring or managing/troubleshooting Oracle Database Authentication.


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In this Document
 Oracle Database Authentication Concepts and Overview
 Oracle Database Authentication Configuration and Administration
 Password Management
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Is it possible to specify a case sensitive password for an user ?
 Are the passwords stored in an encrypted format in the database?
 I forgot the password of my account. How can I retrieve it from the database?
 Why the account status is not changed when the password expires?
 Is there a way to make sure that the Oracle credentials will not be listed in the process table of the OS?
 Is it possible to have case sensitive passwords in Oracle 10g ?
 Oracle Database Authentication HOWTOs
 Oracle Database Authentication Troubleshooting
 Authentication related parameters, events and errors
 Oracle Database Authentication Best Practices
 Oracle Database Authentication Documentation
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