CHAPTER 9Database Security and Auditing

To protect one of the most vital assets to a company—its data—you as a DBA must be keenly aware of how Oracle can protect corporate data and the different tools you have at your disposal. The Oracle-provided tools and mechanisms fall into three broad categories: authentication, authorization, and auditing.

Authentication includes methods used to identify who is accessing the database, ensuring that you are who you say you are, regardless of what resources you are requesting of the database. Even if you are merely trying to access the daily lunch menu at the cafeteria, it is important that you identify yourself correctly to the database. If, for example, the web-based database application presents customized ...

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