Tag Archives: access

Fine-Grained Access to Network Services in 11g…

*+-Continuing my OCP 11g upgrade campaign, I’ve been looking at Fine-Grained Access to Network Services in Oracle Database 11g Release 1. This represents a pretty major security improvement for Oracle 11g. In previous versions the all-or-nothing security associated with database callouts was a little ham-fisted to say the least. On the down side, I think […]

Is read-only access to production systems safe?

*+-There is an interesting thread on the Dizwell Forum about access to production systems using tools like TOAD. Of course, this begs the question, is there such a thing as “safe” read-only access to production data? If you are allowing read-only access to tables on a production system, you are also allowing record and table […]