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troubleshooting Question

sqlplus connection and password

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mahjag asked on
Oracle Database
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Hi  oracle and unix Gurus
I have an issue where oralce sqlplus is being called from unix k shell. we have our login credentials for sqllplus in our .profile as environment variable defined as
LOGIN=oracle_user/password@oracle_sid; export LOGIN

and this is being used by all the k shells that needs to call sqlplus as in test_call_sqlplus.ksh as
sqlplus -s $LOGIN << EOF
execute <oracle procedure or oracle package.procedure>

when we execute test_sqlplus.ksh and put them in background and then do
ps -ef |grep tty1 <assuming tty1 is the terminal that is logged in doing this operation>
we see the password showing up as
sqlplus -s oracle_user/password@oracle_sid

This is clear violation as everyone can see the passwd. Is there anyway to hide this info..
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