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 […]