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Password Storage as Environment Variable
From: bbradley () rmii com (Bill Bradley)
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 20:35:26 -0600


In an HP-UX/Oracle 7 configuration, where an authenticated userid is passed
from the operating system to Oracle as a valid authorized user, is there a
way to configure the handling of the password to prohibit going around the
UNIX password mechanism and going right into the database using a commonly
known userid?  Is a second password (used by Oracle) better stored as an
environment variable or a global variable?  Thanks



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