Description of the illustration admin001.eps
This is a text description of admin001.gif. This illustration is a flow diagram showing the choices available for database authentication schemes, depending on whether you are administering the database from a remote client or locally from the same system where the database resides. If you are administering the database locally, or from a remote client with a secure connection, then you have the following choices:
Operating system authentication
Password file authentication
If you are administering the database from a remote client, and you do not have a secure connection, then your only choice is to use password file authentication.
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