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Connor McDonald

Thanks for the question.

Asked: July 25, 2018 - 1:12 am UTC

Last updated: March 14, 2023 - 1:17 am UTC

Version: 12c

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You Asked

When can we have full Oracle client software for Mac iOS platform as MacBook is widely used by Oracle users.

and Connor said...

Do you mean over and above what you can get here ?

What's missing ?


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Oracle full client for MacOS

A reader, July 26, 2018 - 8:36 pm UTC

Instant client does not support Kerberos auth. We need enable Kerberos auth for users using MacOS, which requires Oracle full client, including OCI and advancednetwork
Connor McDonald
July 27, 2018 - 6:50 am UTC

I spoke to the internal team - there are no plans for a MacOS full client

Another option...

J. Laurindo Chiappa, July 27, 2018 - 1:05 pm UTC

How about to use SQLDEVELOPER connecting with JDBC thin (no Oracle client needed) ? MOS note "How To Use Kerberos Authentication to connect to a database with SQL Developer with thin JDBC" (Doc ID 1609359.1) explain how to do Kerberos authentication in it, see if it works for you....


Chris Saxon
July 27, 2018 - 3:28 pm UTC

Good suggestion

Yet another possibility....

J. Laurindo Chiappa, July 27, 2018 - 4:32 pm UTC

We really were unable to use Kerberos (or any other ASO-related options/features) with Instant Client 11g (see MOS note "Kerberos Troubleshooting Guide" (Doc ID 185897.1 for refs), but this changed in 12c : MOS note "How To Configure Kerberos Authentication In A 12c Database" (Doc ID 1996329.1) textually says :

Instant Client:

As of 12c one can uses Instant Client to authenticate with Kerberos using Windows Internal cache. Tnsnames.ora and sqlnet.ora are not provided with Instant client so one needs to set a TNS_ADMIN variable pointing to a directory with sqlnet.ora and tnsnames.ora.

The sqlnet.ora settings are the same as for a thick client:

SQLNET.KERBEROS5_CONF=<path for krb5.conf file>

Instant Client provides only libraries and sqlplus utility, the oklist and okdstry utilities are not available so it is not possible to manually request a ticket with okinit.

The note speak about Windows, but maybe similar configs could be done in macOS - try and see... And probably, together with Instant Client all the OCI and auxiliar libs must be present, too - see them all on the Instant Client 12c for macOS download page.

Connor McDonald
July 28, 2018 - 4:22 am UTC

Thanks for the input - I was unaware of this development

database connection problem on macbook air

RAGHUVEER, March 09, 2023 - 4:07 pm UTC

Status : Failure -Test failed: IO Error: The Network Adapter could not establish the connection (CONNECTION_ID=NB4OqyDRRnCUQsHdaOasng==)
how to resolve this problem on macbook please help
Connor McDonald
March 14, 2023 - 1:17 am UTC

Try adding this to sqldeveloper.conf