I'm running EPM 18.104.22.168 on AIX, Oracle repository, already installed and configured.
The security team would prefer to have the repository credentials stored in an Oracle wallet as a matter of policy. I believe, from my limited research, that a JDBC driver can (theoretically) use wallet. But has anyone done it in the context of the EPM services (i.e. Foundation, EAS)?
Obviously, the password is encrypted already, so I'm not sure that this really provides much of a real security benefit - except that I think that the Oracle password could be changed by updating the wallet without having to re-run the EPM configuration utility.
Any input gratefully received. Thanks!
Nothing like wanting to add another layer of complexity to an already complex world , if security is the issue then SSL should be looked at but the passwords will still be stored in the database.
I have never heard of it being done with EPM but would be interested to know if it is actually supported.
Thanks John. And just to be clear we are only talking about the credentials the services use to talk to their back-end databases. Not user credentials at all (which are all native authentication).
If you haven't done it or heard of it being done with EPM I think it'd be safe to say that it's highly unusual!
It is definitely not common though that is not to say it is not possible but it would have to be supported first before even going down that route.