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Oracle passwords : A few not too well known facts



I found an interesting short paper this morning about some of the not too well known facts about passwords. The paper Oracle passwords : A few not too well known facts covers things I knew about previously and have written about previously but this paper brings some good facts together in one place.

It shows the undocumented (but everyone knows about it) VALUES version of the ALTER USER statement, it also explains very well why the character set that can be used for passwords is limited and it also gives advice on embedding passwords in files by using control characters in the password.

A good short paper, worth reading.