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Oracle® Database Security Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E16543-01
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Preface

Welcome to Oracle Database Security Guide. This guide describes how you can configure security for Oracle Database by using the default database features.

This preface contains these topics:

Audience

Oracle Database Security Guide is intended for database administrators (DBAs), security administrators, application developers, and others tasked with performing the following operations securely and efficiently:

To use this document, you need a basic understanding of how and why a database is used, and basic familiarity with SQL.

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Related Documents

For more security-related information, see these Oracle resources:

Many of the examples in this guide use the sample schemas of the seed database, which you can create when you install Oracle Database. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.

Oracle Store

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Oracle Technology Network (OTN)

You can download free release notes, installation documentation, updated versions of this guide, white papers, or other collateral from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). Visit

http://www.oracle.com/technology/index.html

If you are not already a member, you can register for free at

http://www.oracle.com/technology/membership/

For security-specific information on OTN, visit

http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/index.html

For the latest version of the Oracle documentation, including this guide, visit

http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/index.html

Oracle Documentation Search Engine

To access the database documentation search engine directly, visit

http://tahiti.oracle.com/

My Oracle Support

You can find information about security patches, certifications, and the support knowledge base by visiting My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) at

https://support.oracle.com

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