RE: Security audit of Oracle databases

Why not come up with an algoritm instead of writing them down?
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From: Jared Still [mailto:jkstill@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 11:13 AM
To: stephenbooth.uk@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: Stankus, Paula G; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Security audit of Oracle databases




On 4/11/05, stephen booth <stephenbooth.uk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 


        All important
        passwords should be recorded and stored somewhere safe (a piece
of
        paper in an offsite secure location  (e.g. where you keep your
        disaster recovery backups).  BTW, of those 5 examples of why a
DBA 


I will disagree with storing passwords on paper.  It is extremely
cumbersome
and quite unworkable.  We tried it, it doesn't work.  There are a few
commercial
password safes available, some appear quite good, and allow limited
access
and auditing of password usage.



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Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist


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