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Oracle® Database Security Guide
12c Release 1 (12.1)

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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:

  • Designing and implementing security policies to protect the data of an organization, users, and applications from accidental, inappropriate, or unauthorized actions

  • Creating and enforcing policies and practices of auditing and accountability for inappropriate or unauthorized actions

  • Creating, maintaining, and terminating user accounts, passwords, roles, and privileges

  • Developing applications that provide desired services securely in a variety of computational models, leveraging database and directory services to maximize both efficiency and ease of use

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

Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.

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 PDB, 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 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/technetwork/index.html

For security-specific information on OTN, visit

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/whatsnew/index.html

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

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

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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