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Connor McDonald

Thanks for the question, John.

Asked: October 09, 2020 - 9:59 am UTC

Last updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:32 am UTC


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How can we make our bi-yearly password update of accounts used by hundreds of application servers as easy as possible?  Running the "alter user <username> identified by <newpassword" is easy.  The hard part is updating and encrypting the new password in the hundreds of application servers that use those Oracle database accounts.  

Thank you for your help.


and we said...

I would use a wallet for them. Then you never need to change the app server config because they'll never have an encrypted password in there.

Some examples of that here


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A reader, October 15, 2020 - 6:49 pm UTC

Thank you, Connor.

Would you still recommend using a wallet on the application servers if the application server are using only a JDBC thin driver? If yes, then we would have to install the Oracle client in order to use a wallet. In addition to that, we would have the task of having to patch that Oracle client.
Connor McDonald
October 15, 2020 - 10:46 pm UTC

Perfect! Thank you once again, Connor.

A reader, October 16, 2020 - 12:26 pm UTC

Connor McDonald
October 19, 2020 - 2:32 am UTC

glad we could help

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