Oracle has added a new password security feature to its identity management component of Oracle Fusion middleware. Oracle's new "Privileged Account Manager" simplifies management of shared passwords used in HR, finance, administration, etc., where multiple people may use the same password. To help bolster security and meet regulatory requirements, the system stores all shared passwords in a vault. Access to sensitive data is achieved through a self-service interface. When access is granted, the user receives the password, which is then dynamically changed after logout, or after access expires. Based on the password that is used and the time the data was accessed, the system can identify the user who accessed the data.
(Oracle CEO Larry Ellison pictured)