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V$WALLET displays metadata of certificates that may be used as a master key for Transparent Data Encryption.


The use of PKI encryption with Transparent Data Encryption is deprecated. To configure Transparent Data Encryption, use the ADMINISTER KEY MANAGEMENT SQL statement. See Oracle Database Advanced Security Guide for more information.
Column Datatype Description
CERT_ID VARCHAR2(52) A unique certificate identifier value used to specify a particular PKI certificate for use as the master key
DN VARCHAR2(255) Distinguished name of a particular PKI certificate
SERIAL_NUM VARCHAR2(40) Unique serial number assigned to a certificate by the issuer or signer
ISSUER VARCHAR2(255) Distinguished name of the Certificate Authority or issuer that issued and signed the certificate
KEYSIZE NUMBER Size of the PKI key associated with the certificate
STATUS VARCHAR2(16) Current status of the certificate:

  • IN USE

  • USED

This column allows the user to identify whether a certificate is currently in use or has already been used for Transparent Data Encryption.

CON_ID NUMBER The ID of the container to which the data pertains. Possible values include:
  • 0: This value is used for rows containing data that pertain to the entire CDB. This value is also used for rows in non-CDBs.

  • 1: This value is used for rows containing data that pertain to only the root

  • n: Where n is the applicable container ID for the rows containing data