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Add Oracle DB data store

In the SecureAuth® Identity Platform, you can add an Oracle Database (DB) data store to assert or manage user identity information.


  • Identity Platform release 23.07 or later, cloud or hybrid deployment

  • SecureAuth Connector installed and connected for Identity Platform cloud deploymentSecureAuth Connector installation

  • Oracle database


There are two parts to adding a data store in the Identity Platform — (1) adding the data store and (2) mapping the data store properties.

Step 1 of 2: Add a Oracle DB data store

The first part of adding an Oracle DB data store is configuring the data store name, connections, credentials, and search attributes.

  1. On the left side of the Identity Platform page, click Data Stores.

  2. Select the Data Stores tab.

  3. Click Add a Data Store.

  4. On the Add a Data Store page, start with the following configurations, depending on your deployment type.


    Settings in hybrid deployments


    Settings in cloud deployments

    Data Store Name

    Set the name of the data store.

    Connection Type

    Set to Oracle DB.

    Use this directory for user membership validation

    Appears only in hybrid deployments

    Use one of the following options:

    • On – Enable membership validation; use the directory to search for the user's membership in a user group.

      This means the directory is a Membership Store, containing the password to validate with the username.

      After the data store is saved, this field is the Membership Store label shown on the View Summary.


      A common use case for a Membership Store would be to have a directory with username and password information (and maybe some profile information), and then have a second directory or database used to store and access data that the Identity Platform writes to the directory (such as device recognition, device enrollment, push notification tokens, and so on).

    • Off – Disable membership validation; use the directory to search only for the user profile information.

      This means the directory is only used to find the username and profile information (such as phone number, email address, device recognition profiles, OATH tokens, and so on).

    Group of connectors

    Appears only in cloud deployments

    Assign this data store to a SecureAuth Connector group.

    To learn more about Connector groups, see Manage SecureAuth Connector groups.

  5. In the Connection Settings section, set the Connection String to Oracle DB.

    The connection string format is:


  6. In the Credentials section, test your credentials or provide CyberArk Vault credentials to access the Oracle DB data store.

    Test Credentials

    Test the data store connection by clicking Test Credentials.


    Use CyberArk Vault for Credentials

    With this option, enter at least one field for the service account login:

    • Username – User name of machine to be scanned by CyberArk Application Identity Manger (AIM). This information appears on the Account Details page of the CyberArk Password Vault Web Access (PVWA) Admin Console

    • Address – Address of machine to be scanned by AIM

    • Safe – Name of Access Control Safe where credentials are stored

    • Folder – Name of folder where account resides (by default, it its the root folder)

    • Object – Unique identifier Object name for the account

    Test the data store connection by clicking Test Credentials.

  7. In the Advanced Settings section, define how the service account password is to be stored in the directory.

    Password Format

    Choose one of the following formats:

    • Clear – Password is stored as plain text. This improves performance of storage and retrieval but is less secure.

    • Encrypted – Password is stored as encrypted and can be decrypted for password comparison or retrieval. This is more secure, but requires additional processing or storage.

    • Hashed – Password is hashed using a one-way hash algorithm and random salt-value. When password is validated, it is hashed with the salt value of the dates for verification. Hashed passwords cannot be retrieved.

    Password Salt

    Enter a unique string for the Oracle service account password salt value.

  8. In the Stored Procedure Configuration section, use the default values unless custom stored procedures are used for membership and profile data access.

    The Identity Platform is preconfigured to use the stored procedure values outlined in Oracle database tables and stored procedures configuration.

    Get User

    Checks if a username exists, and returns the same username in the case that it does.

    Create User

    Inserts the username and password into the user table, and returns a MembershipCreateStatus enumeration.

    Update User

    Updates the user profile with given profile information.

    Get/Validate Password

    Gets the password, password salt, and password format.

    Reset Password

    Resets the password for the given user.

    Change Password

    Updates the password for the given user.

    Get User Profile

    Retrieves the profile of the given username.

    Update User Profile

    Updates user profile with the given profile information.

    Lock User

    Locks the account of the given username.

    Unlock User

    Unlocks the account of the given username.

  9. Click Continue.

    The Map Data Store Properties page opens.


Step 2 of 2: Map the Oracle DB data store properties

The second part of adding an Oracle DB data store is mapping the data store properties.

Each user is uniquely identified by profile data that is read from or stored in your directories and databases.

The Identity Platform does not store user profiles, so your Oracle DB attributes must be mapped to the Identity Platform profile properties to be read and updated in the directory by the Identity Platform. The Oracle DB attribute mapped to the property is retrieved only when required for authentication or assertion purposes.

You cannot modify the Writable properties for the SQL Server data store from the Identity Platform UI. Refer to your database provider for this configuration.

For more information about how data store profile properties are stored for on-premises, hybrid, or cloud Identity Platform deployments, see List of stored profile field properties.List of stored profile field properties

  1. For the mapped profile properties like Aux ID 1 through Aux ID 10, specify the Data Format to define how data is encrypted and stored in the directory.

    For cloud deployments, any profile properties mapped to Aux ID 1 through Aux ID 10 are stored in the cloud. These properties are generated and used by SecureAuth, such as device recognition profiles, push tokens, PIN, and access histories.

    The selection options are:

    • plain text – store data as regular, readable text (default)

    • standard encryption – store and encrypt data using RSA encryption


      Standard encryption format is not supported for the Oracle DB in cloud deployments.

    • advanced encryption – store and encrypt data using AES encryption

    • standard hash – store and encrypt data using SHA-256 hash

  2. Click Save Data Store.

    The Oracle DB data store you just added appears in the User Data Stores list.