dnagel,

thanks for the feedback.

yup the user enters the new password normally (in English). i need to apply
oracle's encryption routine to it in order to compare it with the stored
user password in oracles system tables.

"dnagel" <GrandNagel@hotmail.com> wrote:
>Not too experienced with encrypted passwords in Oracle...
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>Are you saying that the user needs to enter an encrypted string
>or the the user enters it normally and you are looking to compare
>the hashed password that Oracle stores in its system tables to your
>privately hashed password from the users input?
>
>In the latter case, I would imagine you won't have much luck.
>
>I'm curious... D?
>
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>"Jeffrey Nuestro" <jnuestro@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:3c5620b5$1@10.1.10.29...
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>> I have an application interfacing with Oracle 7.3
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>> I need to compare the new password, inputted using the application, to

the
>> existing oracle user password which is encrypted.
>>
>> Is there an oracle encryption function which I can use to encrypt the

new
>> password so I could compare it with the encrypted oracle user password?
>>

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