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Can We Encrypt Anonymous User's Password In 10g (Doc ID 740200.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 12, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

When you query DBA_USERS you notice the password of user ANONYMOUS is set to 'anonymous':

SQL>  select username, account_status , password
              from dba_users
            where username = 'ANONYMOUS' ;


USERNAME ACCOUNT_STATUS PASSWORD
------------ -------------------------------- ------------------------------
ANONYMOUS LOCKED anonymous



Why is that? Is this a security risk? Should the password not be encrypted?

Cause

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