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Ability to Encrypt Sensitive Credential Data in the Data Dictionary

Security → Encryption

Starting with this release, you can encrypt sensitive credential data that is stored in the data dictionary SYS.LINK$ and SYS.SCHEDULER$_CREDENTIAL system tables.

Business Benefit: In previous releases, and by default in this release, the data in these tables is obfuscated. However, because of the rise of de-obfuscation algorithms that are available on the Internet, it is important to use a more secure solution to protect this type of sensitive data. You can manually encrypt this data by using the ALTER DATABASE DICTIONARY SQL statement.

Release Availability
11.2
12.1
12.2
18c
19c
21c
23ai
Available On
All Offerings
Initial Release
18c