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Chapter 4 General Oracle Security

proceed if they match. However, this scheme assumes that the application user knows how to decrypt the password. This can create a security lapse, and should be covered as thoroughly as possible. The use of a password verifier function is helpful in this situation.

We will create a function that accepts the user ID and password values, and examines them against the data stored in the database. It will return YES if they match or NO if they don't. This procedure uses an Oracle supplied function named dbms_obfuscation_toolkit, that is described in detail in the chapter on Encryption.

Using a function to check passwords also prevents a very common but serious form of attack known as SQL Injection Attack. This is described later in this chapter.


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create or replace function is_password_correct
    p_userid    IN varchar2,
    p_password  IN varchar2
return varchar2

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