Can We Encrypt Anonymous User's Password In 10g

(Doc ID 740200.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2008

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.4
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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