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Oracle Applications 11i security tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

This article by Randy Giefer notes these profile setting for Oracle applications 11i security.  For a complete security review, we recommend an Oracle Applications 11i health check, which includes security checking.  Giefer notes these security profile settingsult Recommendation

Profile                                           Default          Recommendation
Signon Password Failure Limit     None           3 (attempts)
Signon Password Hard to Guess   No               Yes
Signon Password Length               5                   7 (characters)
Signon Password No Reuse          None            180 (days)
Signon Password Custom              None            See Note Below
Password Case Option                   Null              Sensitive

His Oracle Applications 11i Security Best Practices include:

  • Do not use shared accounts
  • Avoid generic passwords
  • Set ICX Application Session Profile Values
  • Expire Applications Users? Passwords Periodically
  • Set CRM Application Profile Values
  • Institute an Unattended PC Policy
  • Set Java and Apache (HTTP server) timeouts
  • Plug all backdoors (SQL*Plus, ODBC)
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