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Using The Secure External Password Store (Doc ID 340559.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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.

The feature Secure External Password Store can be used without any restriction in all product editions, you do not require a license for the Advanced Security Option (ASO).



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