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Playing with Google Authenticator and Oracle Cloud – Securing SSH to Oracle account with two factor authentication

The Requirement Increase security when connecting via SSH to the Oracle OS account at Oracle Cloud by implementing two factor authentication (TFA or 2FA). The Environment Oracle Cloud Instance OS: Oracle Linux 6.9 The Implementation For this exercise we will

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Oracle CPU (Critical Patch Update) January-2009

The first CPU of 2009 is already out,  was released on January 13, 2009. Like always, Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.  To know more about  the January CPU like products and components affected, please refer

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How to find all user Roles and Privileges?

Here is the scripts to help you to get this information: PROMPT  PROMPT  PROMPT ******************************************** ROLES AND PRIVILEGES  PROMPT  PROMPT ******************************************** USER ROLES  SELECT grantee user, granted_role, admin_option, default_role  FROM dba_role_privs  WHERE grantee IN (SELECT username FROM dba_users) AND       grantee

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How to setup a Basic Audit?

For any Oracle versions prior to 9i you will need to set audit_trail parameter in the pfile ie.g.: audit_trail = DB For later Oracle Versions: SQL>alter system set audit_trail = DB; To enable auditing for a specific object run the

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