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10g Release 1 (10.1)

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Welcome to the Oracle Database Advanced Security Administrator's Guide for the 10g Release 1 (10.1) of Oracle Advanced Security.

Oracle Advanced Security contains a comprehensive suite of security features that protect enterprise networks and securely extend them to the Internet. It provides a single source of integration with multiple network encryption and authentication solutions, single sign-on services, and security protocols.

The Oracle Database Advanced Security Administrator's Guide describes how to implement, configure and administer Oracle Advanced Security.

This preface contains these topics:


The Oracle Database Advanced Security Administrator's Guide is intended for users and systems professionals involved with the implementation, configuration, and administration of Oracle Advanced Security including:


This document contains the following chapters:

Part I, "Getting Started with Oracle Advanced Security"

Chapter 1, "Introduction to Oracle Advanced Security"

This chapter provides an overview of Oracle Advanced Security features provided with this release.

Chapter 2, "Configuration and Administration Tools Overview"

This chapter provides an introduction and overview of Oracle Advanced Security GUI and command-line tools.

Part II, "Network Data Encryption and Integrity"

Chapter 3, "Configuring Network Data Encryption and Integrity for Oracle Servers and Clients"

This chapter describes how to configure data encryption and integrity within an existing Oracle Net Services 10g Release 1 (10.1) network.

Chapter 4, "Configuring Network Data Encryption and Integrity for Thin JDBC Clients"

This chapter provides an overview of the Java implementation of Oracle Advanced Security, which lets Thin Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) clients securely connect to Oracle Database databases.

Part III, "Oracle Advanced Security Strong Authentication"

Chapter 5, "Configuring RADIUS Authentication"

This chapter describes how to configure Oracle for use with RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service). It provides an overview of how RADIUS works within an Oracle environment, and describes how to enable RADIUS authentication and accounting. It also introduces the challenge-response user interface that third party vendors can customize to integrate with third party authentication devices.

Chapter 6, "Configuring Kerberos Authentication"

This chapter describes how to configure Oracle for use with MIT Kerberos and provides a brief overview of steps to configure Kerberos to authenticate Oracle users. It also includes a brief section that discusses interoperability between the Oracle Advanced Security Kerberos adapter and a Microsoft KDC.

Chapter 7, "Configuring Secure Sockets Layer Authentication"

This chapter describes how Oracle Advanced Security supports a public key infrastructure (PKI). It includes a discussion of configuring and using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), certificate validation, and hardware security module support features of Oracle Advanced Security.

Chapter 8, "Using Oracle Wallet Manager"

This chapter describes how to use Oracle Wallet Manager to manage Oracle wallets and PKI credentials.

Chapter 9, "Configuring Multiple Authentication Methods and Disabling Oracle Advanced Security"

This chapter describes the authentication methods that can be used with Oracle Advanced Security, and how to use conventional user name and password authentication. It also describes how to configure the network so that Oracle clients can use a specific authentication method, and Oracle servers can accept any method specified.

Chapter 10, "Configuring Oracle DCE Integration"

This chapter provides a brief discussion of Open Software Foundation (OSF) DCE and Oracle DCE Integration, including what you need to do to configure DCE to use Oracle DCE Integration, how to configure the DCE CDS naming adapter, DCE parameters, and how clients outside of DCE can access Oracle databases using another protocol such as TCP/IP.

Part IV, "Enterprise User Security"

Chapter 11, "Getting Started with Enterprise User Security"

This chapter describes the Oracle LDAP directory and database integration that enables you to store and manage users' authentication information in Oracle Internet Directory. This feature makes identity management services available to Oracle databases, which provides single sign-on to users (users can authenticate themselves to the database once and subsequent authentications occur transparently). It describes the components and provides an overview of how Enterprise User Security works.

Chapter 12, "Enterprise User Security Configuration Tasks and Troubleshooting"

This chapter explains how to configure Enterprise User Security, providing a configuration steps roadmap and the tasks required to configure password-, SSL-, and Kerberos-based Enterprise User Security authentication.

Chapter 13, "Administering Enterprise User Security"

This chapter describes how to use the Enterprise Security Manager to define directory identity management realm properties and to manage enterprise users, enterprise domains, and enterprise roles.

Part V, "Appendixes"

Appendix A, "Data Encryption and Integrity Parameters"

This appendix describes Oracle Advanced Security data encryption and integrity configuration parameters.

Appendix B, "Authentication Parameters"

This appendix describes Oracle Advanced Security authentication configuration file parameters.

Appendix C, "Integrating Authentication Devices Using RADIUS"

This appendix explains how third party authentication device vendors can integrate their devices and customize the graphical user interface used in RADIUS challenge-response authentication.

Appendix D, "Oracle Advanced Security FIPS 140-1 Settings"

This appendix describes the sqlnet.ora configuration parameters required to comply with the FIPS 140-1 Level 2 evaluated configuration.

Appendix E, "orapki Utility"

This appendix provides the syntax for the orapki command line utility. This utility must be used to manage certificate revocation lists (CRLs). You can also use this utility to create and manage Oracle wallets; create certificate requests, signed certificates, and user certificates for testing purposes; and to export certificates and certificate requests from Oracle wallets.

Appendix F, "Entrust-Enabled SSL Authentication"

This appendix describes how to configure and use Entrust-enabled Oracle Advanced Security for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication.

Appendix G, "Using the User Migration Utility"

This appendix describes the User Migration Utility, which can be used to perform bulk migrations of database users to an LDAP directory where they are stored and managed as enterprise users. It provides utility syntax, prerequisites, and usage examples.


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For conceptual information about the network security technologies supported by Oracle Advanced Security, you can refer to the following third-party publications:


This section describes the conventions used in the text and code examples of this documentation set. It describes:

Conventions in Text

We use various conventions in text to help you more quickly identify special terms. The following table describes those conventions and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example


Bold typeface indicates terms that are defined in the text or terms that appear in a glossary, or both.

When you specify this clause, you create an index-organized table.


Italic typeface indicates book titles or emphasis.

Oracle Database Concepts

Ensure that the recovery catalog and target database do not reside on the same disk.

UPPERCASE monospace (fixed-width) font

Uppercase monospace typeface indicates elements supplied by the system. Such elements include parameters, privileges, datatypes, RMAN keywords, SQL keywords, SQL*Plus or utility commands, packages and methods, as well as system-supplied column names, database objects and structures, usernames, and roles.

You can specify this clause only for a NUMBER column.

You can back up the database by using the BACKUP command.

Query the TABLE_NAME column in the USER_TABLES data dictionary view.


lowercase monospace (fixed-width) font

Lowercase monospace typeface indicates executables, filenames, directory names, and sample user-supplied elements. Such elements include computer and database names, net service names, and connect identifiers, as well as user-supplied database objects and structures, column names, packages and classes, usernames and roles, program units, and parameter values.

Note: Some programmatic elements use a mixture of UPPERCASE and lowercase. Enter these elements as shown.

Enter sqlplus to open SQL*Plus.

The password is specified in the orapwd file.

Back up the datafiles and control files in the /disk1/oracle/dbs directory.

The department_id, department_name, and location_id columns are in the hr.departments table.

Set the QUERY_REWRITE_ENABLED initialization parameter to true.

Connect as oe user.

The JRepUtil class implements these methods.

lowercase italic monospace (fixed-width) font

Lowercase italic monospace font represents placeholders or variables.

You can specify the parallel_clause.

Run Uold_release.SQL where old_release refers to the release you installed prior to upgrading.

Conventions in Code Examples

Code examples illustrate SQL, PL/SQL, SQL*Plus, or other command-line statements. They are displayed in a monospace (fixed-width) font and separated from normal text as shown in this example:

SELECT username FROM dba_users WHERE username = 'MIGRATE';

The following table describes typographic conventions used in code examples and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example
[ ]

Brackets enclose one or more optional items. Do not enter the brackets.

DECIMAL (digits [ , precision ])
{ }

Braces enclose two or more items, one of which is required. Do not enter the braces.


A vertical bar represents a choice of two or more options within brackets or braces. Enter one of the options. Do not enter the vertical bar.


Horizontal ellipsis points indicate either:

  • That we have omitted parts of the code that are not directly related to the example
  • That you can repeat a portion of the code

CREATE TABLE ... AS subquery;

SELECT col1, col2, ... , coln FROM 

Vertical ellipsis points indicate that we have omitted several lines of code not directly related to the example.

9 rows selected.

Other notation

You must enter symbols other than brackets, braces, vertical bars, and ellipsis points as shown.

acctbal NUMBER(11,2);
acct    CONSTANT NUMBER(4) := 3;

Italicized text indicates placeholders or variables for which you must supply particular values.

CONNECT SYSTEM/system_password
DB_NAME = database_name


Uppercase typeface indicates elements supplied by the system. We show these terms in uppercase in order to distinguish them from terms you define. Unless terms appear in brackets, enter them in the order and with the spelling shown. However, because these terms are not case sensitive, you can enter them in lowercase.

SELECT last_name, employee_id FROM 
DROP TABLE hr.employees;

Lowercase typeface indicates programmatic elements that you supply. For example, lowercase indicates names of tables, columns, or files.

Note: Some programmatic elements use a mixture of UPPERCASE and lowercase. Enter these elements as shown.

SELECT last_name, employee_id FROM 
sqlplus hr/hr

Conventions for Windows Operating Systems

The following table describes conventions for Windows operating systems and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example

Choose Start >

How to start a program.

To start the Database Configuration Assistant, choose Start > Programs > Oracle - HOME_NAME > Configuration and Migration Tools > Database Configuration Assistant.

File and directory names

File and directory names are not case sensitive. The following special characters are not allowed: left angle bracket (<), right angle bracket (>), colon (:), double quotation marks ("), slash (/), pipe (|), and dash (-). The special character backslash (\) is treated as an element separator, even when it appears in quotes. If the file name begins with \\, then Windows assumes it uses the Universal Naming Convention.

c:\winnt"\"system32 is the same as 


Represents the Windows command prompt of the current hard disk drive. The escape character in a command prompt is the caret (^). Your prompt reflects the subdirectory in which you are working. Referred to as the command prompt in this manual.


Special characters

The backslash (\) special character is sometimes required as an escape character for the double quotation mark (") special character at the Windows command prompt. Parentheses and the single quotation mark (') do not require an escape character. Refer to your Windows operating system documentation for more information on escape and special characters.

C:\>exp scott/tiger TABLES=emp 
C:\>imp SYSTEM/password FROMUSER=scott 
TABLES=(emp, dept)

Represents the Oracle home name. The home name can be up to 16 alphanumeric characters. The only special character allowed in the home name is the underscore.

C:\> net start OracleHOME_NAMETNSListener


In releases prior to Oracle8i release 8.1.3, when you installed Oracle components, all subdirectories were located under a top level ORACLE_HOME directory. For Windows NT, the default location was C:\orant.

This release complies with Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA) guidelines. All subdirectories are not under a top level ORACLE_HOME directory. There is a top level directory called ORACLE_BASE that by default is C:\oracle. If you install the latest Oracle release on a computer with no other Oracle software installed, then the default setting for the first Oracle home directory is C:\oracle\orann, where nn is the latest release number. The Oracle home directory is located directly under ORACLE_BASE.

All directory path examples in this guide follow OFA conventions.

Refer to Oracle Database Platform Guide for Windows for additional information about OFA compliances and for information about installing Oracle products in non-OFA compliant directories.

Go to the ORACLE_BASE\ORACLE_HOME\rdbms\admin directory.

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Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

JAWS, a Windows screen reader, may not always correctly read the code examples in this document. The conventions for writing code require that closing braces should appear on an otherwise empty line; however, JAWS may not always read a line of text that consists solely of a bracket or brace.

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