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Oracle Database 12c Security by William Maroulis, David Knox, Scott Gaetjen

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CHAPTER3

Connection Pools and Enterprise Users

In the modern computing world, we find that the most universal client interface to enterprise business applications is an Internet browser or more generally, as in the case with web services and representational state transfer (REST) APIs, an HTTP client. The browser uses HTTP to connect end users to applications rather than directly to databases. This has important implications on application security, because the connection from the application to the database does not usually include the end user’s identity. The stateless nature of HTTP forces you to consider new ways of securing communications. ...

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