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How to encrypt stored passwords in Oracle 8i?

Does Oracle 8i have the ability to encrypt stored passwords? If not, are there any plug-ins/fixes that exist for this version of Oracle that will allow the passwords to be encrypted?

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In Oracle 8i, the tool to encyprt and decrypt data is the DBMS_OBFUSCATION_TOOLKIT. In Oracle 10g, Oracle is now using the DBMS_CRYPTO supplied package, which is better than its predecessor.

This was first published in May 2007

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