Spotlight on Oracle Keygen 21: How to Generate Encryption Keys for Oracle GoldenGate
Oracle GoldenGate is a software solution that enables real-time data integration, replication, and transformation across heterogeneous databases and platforms. It supports high availability, disaster recovery, and zero-downtime migrations for mission-critical applications.
One of the security features of Oracle GoldenGate is the ability to encrypt data in transit and at rest using an ENCKEYS file. This file contains one or more encryption keys that are used by Oracle GoldenGate processes to encrypt and decrypt data.
To generate encryption keys for the ENCKEYS file, you can use the Oracle GoldenGate keygen program. This program is a command-line utility that generates random key values and displays them on your screen. You can then copy and paste them into the ENCKEYS file.
How to Use Oracle Keygen 21
To use Oracle keygen 21, you need to have Oracle GoldenGate 21.3 installed on your system. You can download Oracle GoldenGate 21.3 for Windows x64 from here[^1^]. You can also download Oracle GoldenGate 21.3 for other platforms from here.
After installing Oracle GoldenGate 21.3, you can find the keygen program in the gg_home directory. To run the keygen program, you need to open a command prompt and navigate to the gg_home directory. Then, you can use the following syntax:
KEYGEN key_length n
where key_length is the length of the encryption key, up to 256 bits (32 bytes), and n is the number of keys to generate.
For example, to generate three 128-bit encryption keys, you can use this command:
KEYGEN 128 3
The keygen program will display three random key values on your screen, such as:
You can then copy and paste these key values into the ENCKEYS file. The ENCKEYS file should be located in the dirsec subdirectory of the gg_home directory. You can also specify a different location for the ENCKEYS file using the ENCKEYS parameter in the Oracle GoldenGate parameter files.
How to Use Encryption Keys with Oracle GoldenGate
To use encryption keys with Oracle GoldenGate, you need to enable encryption for the Oracle GoldenGate processes that handle data. These processes include Extract, Replicat, Data Pump, Manager, Receiver Server, and Sender Server.
To enable encryption for these processes, you need to use the ENCRYPTTRAIL, ENCRYPTPASSWORD, RMTTRAIL, RMTFILE, and RMTENCRYPTPASSWORD parameters in the Oracle GoldenGate parameter files. These parameters specify how to encrypt and decrypt data in local and remote trails (files that store captured or replicated data).
You also need to use the RMTTASK ENCRYPT, RMTTASK DECRYPT, RMTENCRYPTALGORITHM, and RMTENCRYPTKEYNAME parameters in the Oracle GoldenGate parameter files. These parameters specify how to encrypt and decrypt data in transit between source 061ffe29dd