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How to delete saved passwords in SQL Developer User Profiles

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Hi

Can anyone advise on how to delete (or flush-out) saved passwords in SQL developer connections? I have a serious security concern about saved passwords at user level and need a quick method to remove them from the backend without actual user's intervention.

An early response is highly appreciated.

Thanks
UJ
  • 1. Re: How to delete saved passwords in SQL Developer User Profiles
    Jeff Smith SQLDev PM ACE Moderator
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    I have a serious security concern about saved passwords at user level
    If you could share more about your concerns, it might help us address or alleviate said concerns. Basically if your user's desktops are secure, then so are the passwords.

    To delete them w/o user intervention you would need to delete their connections by removing the file(s) from their installs. To prevent the problem from happening again, you'd need to put down a new sqldeveloper.conf file in their bin directory that would keep them from saving passwords - example here
    http://www.thatjeffsmith.com/archive/2012/04/how-to-disable-save-password-in-oracle-sql-developer/

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