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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Richard talks about diagnostics support pack and applications collection tool (ACT)

I saw Richard Byrom's post on his blog a few days ago and made a note to take a look at it. The post is titled "Oracle Diagnostics Support Pack and the Applications Collection Tool (ACT)". Whilst I am not an Oracle E-Business Suite expert and this post by Richard is not security related I am still interested mainly because I like to know about diagnostics tools and anything that can be used to analyse an application or database. Richard points out

"Iíve found it an invaluable tool to check applications setups, compare setups between different instances/environments and diagnose specific problems with a particular module or process"

This is an important aspect of any security set up, that is to ensure that a database and application's configuration does not change. To ensure that it does not change you need to monitor it.