RE: SQL audit

From: Powell, Mark <>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:59:03 +0000
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I could not remember what the Oracle recommendation on the listener password was since I seem to remember some issues from early 10g days so I looked it up. Here is a reference which explains why you do not need to set up a password and then explain how and why to set up the listener password for where you need the non-Oracle account to administer the listener.

Setting Listener Passwords With an Oracle 10g or Newer Listener [ID 260986.1]

From: [] On Behalf Of John Hallas Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:46 AM To:;; Cc: Oracle-l
Subject: RE: SQL audit

But Oracle's recommendation is not to password protector the listener from 10G onwards

From: [] On Behalf Of Kellyn Pedersen Sent: 22 December 2009 02:02
To:; Cc: Oracle-l
Subject: Re: SQL audit

I have had to implement auditing on Oracle Apps 11i and the auditors required it for SOX compliance, so first thing I would request is the auditor requirements that they need to track. You might be surprised how little you actually have to audit or even turn on. You also have the opportunity to challenge and demand they justify many of the requests, as they often will not even know what they are requesting or that some features are already tracked automatically by Oracle and you just need to write out a justification response of your own. The odd items I did need to implement were: - a shell script to track that the listener was password protected at all times.

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