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RE: Difference between " and .dbc" file?

From: Sam Chakkanat <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 21:45:34 -0800
Message-ID: <000301c70df9$6e4ff4a0$6d01a8c0@IBM839YQP>

One is mod_plsql DAD configuration file ( the other (.dbc) is the secure file for identifying and storing the connect descriptor for the database.  


From: [] On Behalf Of Anand
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 9:37 PM To:
Subject: Re: Difference between " and .dbc" file?

Could anyone tell me where can i found the detail information on this topic?. Thanks for Fadi and Solo for their advice.


On 11/21/06, Fadi Hasweh <> wrote:

The is used by mod_plsql component of Apache to connect to database.

The .dbc stands for is database connect descriptor file used to connect to database, it authenticate users against database in FND_USER table    


From: [mailto: <>] On Behalf Of solo mahi Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 7:13 AM To:
Subject: Re: Difference between " and .dbc" file?  

Hi Anand,

the .dbc file is actually the database connector descriptor file used to connect to database and this file is default located in $FND_TOP/secure directory, this file is quite important as whenever any program likes to connect to database like forms it uses dbc file where teh Guest_user_pwd is there when the guest user connect it does not allow it to directly connect ot to the database but it first connect goes via this file and cross verify teh password of the guest which is kept in this file.

and the is the password file of your apps means if you want to modify your apps password tehn you can make changes in this file.

I think if any other explaination is there the do please comment on this

Thanks & Regards

On 11/21/06, Anand < <> > wrote:

Hi all,  

 As we know that the middle tier connects to database server using the User ID and Password in and .dbc files.But Could anyone please tell me what is the purpose and the requirement of each file?  



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