|Oracle9i Network, Directory, and Security Guide
Release 1 (9.0.1) for Windows
Part Number A90165-01
This section describes the new Oracle9i network, directory, and security features for Windows operating systems.
Oracle Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is used by the Oracle Enterprise Security Manager, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)-enabled Enterprise Manager, Oracle's Secure Socket Layer (SSL) authentication, and Oracle9i database.
Public Key Infrastructure is information security technology using public key cryptography. Public key cryptography involves encrypting and decrypting of information using a shared (public) and private key pair. Data that the private key encrypts, the public key decrypts, and data that the public key encrypts, the private key decrypts. Public key cryptography is the basis of PKI.
Using Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle offers a comprehensive set of tools in Oracle9i utilizing PKI technology.
Active Directory enables users to access network resources with a single login. Active Directory is the LDAP-compliant directory server included with Windows 2000. Active Directory centrally stores all Windows 2000 information, including users, groups, and policies.
Oracle Wallets in Oracle9i can be stored and retrieved from the Windows registry. Oracle Wallets store the private keys and trust points, and hold the digital certificates used in public key applications for authentication and encryption. The Oracle Wallet Manager tool creates and manages Oracle Wallets. Oracle Public Key applications use the decrypted Oracle Wallet for authentication and encryption.
There are some differences between using Oracle9i on Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0.
CONNECT INTERNAL and
PASSWORD are not supported in Oracle9i. Use the following instead:
The following Oracle Net Services (formerly Net8) features are not supported in Oracle9i: