Session ID: 288


What is the Oracle password file?

     Explain the purpose of Oracle's password file

     Show how user accouts and passwords are stored in the database.

     So how do you log in if the database is down?

Why do we need a password file?

Discuss Security with and without it.


Objective 1: Logging into a database that is down --
1. Users and passwords are stored in the database
2. How do you authenticate and start the database up
3. What parameters need to be set

Objective 2: 1. Creating a password file
2. Adding new users into the password file
3. Removing users from the password file

Objective 3: 1. Tracking users
2. Operating system authentication
3. No user and password required

Audience: Mid-Level