How To Configure Oracle External Password Store (Wallet) To Work With Oracle ODBC (Doc ID 1430666.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Oracle ODBC Driver - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-Jul-2016***

Goal

How to use Oracle Wallets / Secure External Password Store (SEPS) with Oracle ODBC Driver

TIP: Oracle Wallets and SEPS are Database Security Features. The article section relating to ODBC is at the very end. If the Wallet and SEPS are already configured and working then proceed to step 5.


This article shows how to connect an Oracle User (defined in a External Password store) using the Oracle ODBC driver.  SEPS allows a user to connect using syntax similar to OS Authentication

For Example:

 



SEPS is a new feature from Oracle 10.2.0.

As defined in "Secure External Password Store" (Oracle Database Security Guide)

"Password credentials for connecting to databases can now be stored in a client-side Oracle wallet, a secure software container used to store authentication and signing credentials. This wallet usage can simplify large-scale deployments that rely on password credentials for connecting to databases. When this feature is configured, application code, batch jobs, and scripts no longer need embedded user names and passwords. Risk is reduced because such passwords are no longer exposed in the clear, and password management policies are more easily enforced without changing application code whenever user names or passwords change."

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