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Userid Passwd from a plsql code to shell script

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I submit a job using dbms_scheduler which invokes a shell script that connects to database.
I pass the userid and password to shell script as arguments via the job.
But when I do ps - ef ... I can see the username and password being displayed on screen...

I have two questions:
1. What should I do to avoid the display of password by executing ps -ef .
2. As I am already connected to the database, can I directly send the user id and password to shell without specifying it manually.. i.e. Currently I send the user id and password hardcoded in my job arguments... If the password changes in future, I need to change my code too.. Is there a way where I do not have to send the hard coded user id and password from plsql.
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Question by:sanpradeep
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by:MrNed
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I usually have a config file stored somewhere securely on the server with username/password/database combinations to be used for scripts. I can have a common function to extract it in your profile script and every other script can retrieve them as needed - nothing shows up on the command lines.

Of course if you dont/cant secure the file properly, there's not much point.
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by:sanpradeep
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You mean to say that there is no way we can find out the password of the current connected session by querying any dictionary view..
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No, definitely not. You can get a hashed version of it (http://www.lifeaftercoffee.com/2005/08/23/oracle-password-hacks/), but that is not enough to re-connect with.
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by:sanpradeep
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Thanks for clarifying...
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