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Hide Password in scrypt withouth using "/ as sysdba"

Hide Password in scrypt withouth using "/ as sysdba"

Hide Password in scrypt withouth using "/ as sysdba"

(OP)
Hello All,
How can I hide the password on line 9 in the script below with using login as sysdba?

#!/bin/ksh

dbname=mydbname
export ORACLE_SID=$dbname
export ORACLE_HOME=/orahome/app/oracle/product/10.2.05/
. /usr/sislocal/$dbname/to$dbname

#log into database
sqlplus -s splex/password << EOF #want to hide password here, without using sqlplus -s "/ as sysdba"

set pagesize 0
set linesize 4000
set feedback off
set trimspool on

spool rowcount.txt;

select source_name from splex.count_match_vw;
spool off;
EOF

RE: Hide Password in scrypt withouth using "/ as sysdba"

This will keep the username and password out of the command line so it can't be seen with a 'ps -fe' command while it's running.

CODE

#!/bin/ksh

USER=splex
PASS=splexpassword
DATABASE=mydbname

sqlplus -s /nolog << EOF
conn  ${USER}/${PASS}@${DATABASE}

set pagesize 0 linesize 4000 feedback off trimspool on

spool rowcount.txt;
select source_name from splex.count_match_vw;
spool off;

EOF 

The username and password will still be visible in the script, but it won't be in the command line where anyone can see.

To further hide those you could put their definitions into a protected or encrypted file that the script can pull them from.

RE: Hide Password in scrypt withouth using "/ as sysdba"

(OP)
Thanks, SamBones.
Much appreciated.

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