From my PC to Oracle remote database at DOAG 2014

DOAG2014 Kirill Loifman is a conference speakerI’ll be speaking at German Oracle User Group (DOAG) Conference 2014 this week. The database related presentation with following title will be held in English:

Live adventure – from my PC to Oracle Remote Database

Official Abstract:
Best practices and live demo on remote database connection techniques including remote database connection setup, troubleshooting and undocumented tricks. Together with the audience we bypass a firewall, establish SSH RSA server authentication and receive DB access without an obvious user. Connect without passwords to any server this is our final goal!

Timelines and location: 19.11.2014 12:00, room Seoul

During my presentation in the interesting manner of a live demo I’ll try to explore how a trivial topic of Oracle database connection can have so many problematic areas in terms of  security, troubleshooting and user usability.

See the relevant documents below:
– Presentation: Live adventure – From my PC to Oracle remote database
– Demos: on DaDBMan YouTube channel

In case of questions please use comments below in this post.

Looking forward to seeing you all at CCN East, Nuremberg Trade Fair, 18th-20th November 2014!

..Oh yes, one more thing I forgot. In scope of the conference I was interviewed with a few questions by a DOAG representative. It was great to see myself with that interview in the DOAG Conference brochure together with the other big names of Oracle community. You can read it here in German: Die Datenbank hacken

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DOAG Conference 2013 in Nuremberg

DOAG Conference 2013 in Nuremberg

The German Oracle User Group (DOAG) came together this week in Nuremberg at the annual Oracle users’ conference. It was three days of pure knowledge, the most current information on using Oracle solutions, and the exchange of hands-on experience. In addition to about 450 keynote sessions, technical lectures and presentations, the exhibition offered a comprehensive overview of the services and products on the market from about 60+ companies.

Being a part of the event I had also the great opportunity to expand my network and benefit from the know-how of the Oracle community. This time DOAG could attract a lot of the Oracle technology gurus from all over the world including members of Swiss and Austrian Oracle User Groups and the Oracle experts from Oak Table Community. All of this complemented with modern facility of the Nuremberg Convention Center, great organization and nice networking events. Read more »

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After my presentation we had an interesting discussion on the same topic. I also took a few pictures including a funny fridge in form of Oracle Exadata machine in Oracle office. I share them in this post as well as my presentation: Read more »

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