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How to Set the Oracle Wallet Using UNC Notation (Applies to Windows Only) (Doc ID 1437593.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2020

Applies to:

Advanced Networking Option - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Universal Naming Convention provides a means to access files on a network without mapping the network drive to a drive letter. UNC names are constructed in the following manner:

\\computer name\share name\filename

When using UNC to designate an Oracle wallet in sqlnet.ora, located on a remote disk or local one, the functionality that employes the wallet is failing with errors that the wallet file cannot be opened.



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