RDBPROD: ODBC or SQL/Services password encryption (Doc ID 557479.1)

Last updated on JULY 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver for Rdb - Version 3.1 and later
Oracle SQL/Services for Rdb on OpenVMS - Version 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

To discuss password encryption when connecting to Rdb from client PCs. 

When connecting to an Rdb database using the Oracle Rdb ODBC driver, or using the OCI Services for Rdb product, passwords are required for server authentication. Is the password encrypted when it is passed to the server for protection?

Solution

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