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Chapter 11 Oracle Fine Grained Auditing


Note the long key is supplied by the application, along with the Domain Name. The result of the above call is placed in a variable, and this variable is placed in the Client Identifier using SECUSER.SET_CLIENT_ID procedure.

If the domain name is PROLIGENCE.COM, the value will look something like:


which probably means nothing when seen from v$session, or from the Fine Grained Auditing tables and views. However, if there is a need to uncover which domain name was used, we could use the function:

select  get_decrypted_value(
from dual;


Notice, only the application has the key value hard coded inside it, or somehow placed via some sort of table owned by SECUSER; not known to the regular users. Even if a regular user connects as APPUSER and

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