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Expert Oracle and Java Security: Programming Secure Oracle Database Applications with Java by David Coffin

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Create an Oracle Client Wallet

There is a standard way for obfuscating/encrypting passwords stored on the client computer that is provided in the Oracle client. It is called the secure external password store, but it is better known as the wallet. Because wallets can be used on both the server and the client, we should call this the client wallet. I hope to give you a good overview of Oracle client wallets, but we will not end up using them in our security infrastructure.

The first thing about client wallets that you should know is that, by default, they must exist in each OS user's home directory. Client wallets are considered to be personal stores for Oracle credentials. This is quite the opposite of what I'd like to achieve, which is no Oracle ...

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