Using Proxy Connections in Oracle SQL Developer

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A relatively new feature, Proxy User Authentication allows you to connect using someone else’s credentials. Or as Oracle-Base puts it: Since Oracle 9i Release 2 it has been possible to create proxy users, allowing you to access a schema via a different username/password combination. This is done by using the GRANT CONNECT THROUGH clause on the destination user. So I’m …

Oracle SQL Developer 101: The Very Basics

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We spend a lot of time here talking about tips, tricks, and cool things that you might have missed. These posts generally all assume you’ve been around the Oracle Database block. But many of the folks that ultimately end up here, have NEVER touched an Oracle Database before. This post is for you. You have decided to use SQL Developer, …

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 5: Connectivity Issues

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The most frequently posted question when it comes to Oracle Database, HAS to be around connectivity. If you’re just starting out working with the database, not being able to connect to said database has to be a very frustrating experience. And for some reason our error messages tend to confuse folks even further. And not everyone has a DBA they …