Tag: passwords

Connections with a wallet – redux

Wow…it is nearly 4 years ago now that I wrote an article on connecting to the database via a wallet to avoid having to hard code passwords into script. That article is here: https://connor-mcdonald.com/2015/09/21/connection-shortcuts-with-a-wallet/ So I went to do a similar exercise on my…

My APEX was fine and then it wasn’t

I got a nasty shock this morning when I fired up my local Application Expression installation. It had been working fine and all of a sudden…just dead. I sounded like all of those family members that as I.T practitioners we have to deal with…

Choosing a password scheme for the database

In the Security Guide there is a section to assist you with the decisions about what rules you might want to have in place when users choose passwords, namely attributes like the minimum length of a password, the types of characters it must (and…

Quick tip–database link passwords

If you are relying on database links in your application, think carefully about how you want to manage the accounts that you connect with, in particular, when it comes to password expiry. With a standard connect request to the database, if your password is…