Using Proxy Connections in Oracle SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 5 Comments

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 …

How to Update the ORDS_PUBLIC_USER Password

thatjeffsmith ORDS 10 Comments

ORDS_PUBLIC_USER is the database user that’s used to create your ORDS connection pool(s). Each database configured with ORDS gets one. When you publish a RESTful Service under HR on database X, ORDS resolves the call to the proper jdbc connection pool, then proxy connects from ORDS_PUBLIC_USER to user HR, and runs the SQL or PL/SQL. So, now imagine what happens …

Password Resets No Longer Require a Thick Connection (Oracle Client) in SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 9 Comments

Thanks to an update in a 12c JDBC driver for Oracle Database, we can now update a password natively, without being connected to the database. Previous to version 4.2 EA2 – users would either have to be connected already OR have an Oracle Client available. A post I did up explaining this is one of the most read articles on …

Migrating Oracle SQL Developer Connections (with Passwords!)

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 68 Comments

So you just got your brand new machine at work. Party time, excellent*! Amazon.com Widgets And, your friendly neighborhood IT guy even moved over all of your softwares, including SQL Developer. But when you go to use it, none of your connections are there. Or maybe the connections are there, but the connection passwords ARE not. And really, who has …