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From Mark Harrison>
Subject [users@httpd] hiding an oracle password in httpd.conf
Date Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:30:51 GMT
I've got an oracle connect string that I need to pass to a
mod_python module.  Currently I'm storing in httpd.conf, but
I'm not crazy about that coz I'm storing the password in the
connect string (format: name/passwd@dbname).

Is there a general way to hide the password, or another place
to put it besides httpd.conf?  This is a non-financial app
behind a firewall, so absolute security is not needed, but I
would prefer something better than the plaintext passwd in

A pointer to an oracle-specific solution would be fine as well.

Many TIA!

Mark Harrison
Pixar Animation Studios

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