CHAPTER5Identity Management and Enterprise Users

Chapter 4 discussed ways to connect application users to the database. The discussion was based on the fact that the application user population is large and continues to grow, which places an emphasis on scalability and security. The important security principle was identity preservation which, when adhered to, allows the database to exercise all of its security capabilities. Proxy authentication allows the identity to be preserved, and it has one important requirement: each application user has to be a database user.

This chapter explores Oracle’s Enterprise User Security (EUS) feature, which allows the Oracle database users to be authenticated by an LDAP-compliant directory. The goal with EUS ...

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