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10g Release 2 (10.2) for HP-UX Itanium

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1 Oracle Database Vault Installation Overview

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:

1.1 Database Vault Installation Environment

Oracle Database Vault can be installed as an option to the following:

1.2 Database Vault Accounts

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.

1.2.1 Database Vault Owner

The Database Vault Owner account is granted the DV_OWNER role. This account can manage Database Vault roles and configuration.

The Database Vault Owner user name can be a minimum of 2, and a maximum of 30 characters long. The account password can be a minimum of 8, and a maximum of 30 characters.

The password that you choose for the Database Vault Owner account must be a secure one. The following password restrictions are enforced:

  • 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.

1.2.2 Database Vault Account Manager

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.

The Database Vault Account Manager user name can be a minimum of 2, and a maximum of 30 characters long. The account password can be a minimum of 8, and a maximum of 30 characters.

The same password restrictions that apply to Database Vault Owner are applicable to Database Vault Account Manager as well.

1.3 Default Audit Policy and Initialization Parameters

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.

1.4 Installation Considerations

This section contains information that you should consider before deciding how to install this product. It contains the following sections:

1.4.1 Hardware and Software Certification

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:

1.4.2 Multiple Oracle Homes

This product supports multiple Oracle homes. This means that you can install this release or previous releases of the software more than once on the same system, in different Oracle home directories.