SSL and SSH Support for Direct Oracle Connections in Excel Add-ins 2.5

July 23rd, 2020

Devart is glad to announce the release of Excel Add-ins 2.5 with support for secure SSL and SSH connections to Oracle in the Direct mode. Now you can connect both to on-premises Oracle and Oracle Database Cloud — a Database as a Service (DBaaS) solution from Oracle — via secure SSL/TLS and SSH protocols in the Direct connection mode.

The SSL protocol can be enabled by adding the “tcps://” prefix to the Host connection parameter. You can either specify the necessary SSL certificate in the Advanced connection parameters as a base64 encoded string or store it in Oracle Wallet and specify the wallet location.

For the SSH protocol, Excel Add-in for Oracle supports public key and password SSH authentication. You can specify authentication type, SSH user name and password or a private key and passphrase, acceptable ciphers, SSH host and port, etc. in the Advanced parameters when setting up a connection to Oracle. To enable SSH for a connection, you need to add the “ssh://” prefix to the Host (or Server) connection string parameter.

You are welcome to download the updated version of our Excel Add-ins and send feedback.

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