Re: Acessing password protected network drive

From: Peter Schneider <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:01:15 +0100
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Am 14.02.2014 20:32, schrieb Tiago:
> Oracle running on Windows 2008 server 64 bit.
> I need to access a remote network path using UTL_FILE and a DIRECTORY component, to collect and process some XML files.
> The problem is the server where the files I want (over the network) does not belong to me, but the fine folks who run this server granted me access to a shared folder, something along the lines of //theirserver/mydata.
> Trouble is, they demand password authentication. If I connect through windows explorer, it will prompt for username and password and after entering the authentication data I have access granted, no problems. Unfortunately, UTL_FILE.FOPEN does not provide a way to enter username and password and then Oracle can't connect and can't read files. Does anyone know a workaround? Is there any way, even if a Java way?

CIFS mount it somewhere in the local file system of your DB server, then CREATE DIRECTORY there.


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