|Oracle® Database Vault Administrator's Guide
Oracle9i Release 2 (18.104.22.168)
Part Number B32509-14
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Access Oracle Database Vault Home page from Oracle Enterprise Manager.
If you want to save the Database Vault URL: s
For Database Control: Ensure that in addition to being granted the
DV_ADMIN role, that you are also an Enterprise Manager administrator.
For Grid Control: Ensure that you have been granted the
OPERATOR privilege on the target database.
Access the Database Vault Administrator URL page.
From the Database Vault Home page, click the Administration tab, and then under Policy Administration, click the Launch Database Vault Administrator link.
The Database Vault Administrator URL page appears.
In the Database Vault Administrator URL field, enter the Database Vault Administrator URL that you want to use.
To test the URL, click the Launch to test URL button.
Click the Save button.
If you have Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Release 10.2.0.5 installed and you use it to manage a target Oracle9i Release 2 (22.214.171.124) database that has Oracle Database Vault enabled, then you can propagate Oracle Database Vault policies to other Database Vault-protected databases. You cannot use Grid Control to create Database Vault policies or perform the actions normally provided for in Database Vault Administrator. If you want to perform these functions, then use Database Vault Administrator.
To propagate Database Vault policies to other databases:
Ensure that you select the database that contains the policies that you want to propagate.
From the Database Vault home page, select the Administration subpage.
In the Administration page, under Policy Propagation, select the Database Vault Policy Propagation link.
The Available Policies area in the Policy Propagation subpage lists a summary of the Oracle Database Vault policies that were created for the database that you selected in Step 1. From here, you can propagate these policies to another database.
Under Available Policies, select each policy that you want to propagate to another database.
By default, all policies are selected.
Under Destination Databases, click the Add button.
Under Search and Select: Database Vault Enabled Destination Databases, search for the destination databases, and then select each database to which you want to propagate the policies. Then click the Select button.
Under Destination Databases, do the following:
Under Apply credentials across destination database(s), enter the user name and password of the administrator of the Database Vault database that contains the policies you want to propagate.
This feature applies the Database Vault administrator's user name and password to all of the selected destination databases.
Select each database to which you want to propagate the policies.
Enter the Database Vault administrator user name and password for each database.
Click the Apply button.
In the Propagate Options page, select from the following options.
Any changes made to the seeded realms, command rules, rule sets, and so on will not be propagated to the destination databases. Only custom-created data are propagated.
Restore on failure: If the policy propagation encounters errors, then the propagation is rolled back. That is, the original policies on the destination database are restored. If you do not select this option, then the policy propagation on the destination database continues and ignores any errors.
Skip propagation if user defined policies exist: If the destination databases already have the user-defined policies, then the policy propagation is not attempted. If you do not select this option, then regardless of whether user-defined policies exist on the destination database, all the existing policies are cleared, and the policies from the source database are applied to the destination database.
Propagate Enterprise Manager metric thresholds for database vault metrics: If the source database has Oracle Database Vault metric thresholds set, then these thresholds are also propagated to the destination databases. If you do not select this option, then only policies are propagated and not the Oracle Database Vault thresholds.
Click the OK button.
In the Confirmation window, click OK.
A message indicating success or failure appears. If the propagation succeeds, then the policies are active right away in their destination databases.
Database Vault Attempted Realm Violations. This alert helps the Oracle Database Vault security analyst (
DV_SECANALYST role) to monitor violation attempts on the Database Vault database. This user can select the realms to be affected by the alert and filter these realms based on the different types of attempts by using error codes. You can enable this metric from the Metrics and Policy Settings page. By default, the attempted realm violations are collected every 24 hours.
Database Vault Attempted Command Rule Violations. The functionality for this alert is the same as for Database Vault Attempted Realm Violations, except that it focuses on violations on command rules.
Database Vault Realm Configuration Issues. This metric tracks and raises an alert if users misconfigure realms. This metric is enabled when you install Oracle Database vault, and by default it collects data every one hour.
Database Vault Command Rule Configuration Issues. This functionality for this alert is that same as Database Vault Realm Configuration Issues, except that it focuses on configuration changes to command rules.
Database Vault Policy Changes. This metric raises an alert on any change to any Database Vault policy, such as policies for realms and command rules. It provides a detailed policy changes report.
Top five attempted violations on realm and command rule
Top five attempted violations by database users and client host
Time series-based graphical reports on attempted violations for more detailed analysis
To have full access to the Database Vault reports, you must log in to Database Vault Administrator as a user who has been granted the
You can use Recovery Manager (RMAN) in an Oracle Database Vault environment. The functionality of RMAN with Oracle Database Vault is the same as its functionality in a standard Oracle Database environment. Oracle recommends that you encrypt the RMAN backups that you create.