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What's meaning of IDENTIFIED EXTERNALLY and IDENTIFIED GLOBALLY respectively? I'm now puzzled by their concepts. Thanks in advance.

Kind regards!

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IDENTIFIED EXTERNALLY is used for OS authentication

IDENTIFIED GLOBALLY is used for OID authentication(also known as EUS)

Both of these mean that password management is done outside the database.

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Thanks for your reply! – Summer_More_More_Tea Jun 7 '10 at 12:39

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