Oracle Database Vault enables you to secure business data in ways that were not possible before. Database Vault uses a multifactored and multilayered approach to implementing database security.
This chapter provides an overview of the Database Vault installation process. This chapter includes the following sections:
Oracle Database Vault can be installed as an option to the following:
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.5) standalone installation
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.5) with Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)
Database Vault prompts for two accounts that you can create during installation. These are the Database Vault Owner and the Database Vault Account Manager accounts. You must supply an account name and password for the Database Vault Owner during installation. Creating a Database Vault Account Manager is optional.
The password must include at least one alphabet, one digit, and one nonalphanumeric character (symbol).
The password cannot be the same as the account name.
The password cannot contain any consecutive repeating characters.
The Database Vault Account Manager is granted the
DV_ACCTMGR role. This account is used to manage database user accounts. The Database Vault Account Manager is created to facilitate separation of duties. If you do not opt to create the Database Vault Account Manager account, then the
DV_ACCTMGR role is granted to the Database Vault Owner account by default.
Oracle Database Vault installs a baseline database auditing policy. This policy covers the access control configuration information stored in Database Vault database tables, information stored in Oracle Catalog (rollback segments, tablespaces, and so on), the use of system privileges, and Oracle Label Security configuration.
See Also:Oracle Database Vault Administrator's Guide for more information on the database audit policy
When you install Oracle Database Vault, the security specific database initialization parameters are initialized with default values. These security specific initialization parameters are listed in Appendix F.
This section contains information that you should consider before deciding how to install this product. It contains the following sections:
The platform-specific hardware and software requirements included in this installation guide were current at the time this guide was published. However, because new platforms and operating system software versions might be certified after this guide is published, review the certification matrix on the My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) Web site for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system versions. My Oracle Support is available at the following URL: