We are pleased to announce a new capability that enables you to perform offline, in-place conversion of datafiles for use with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). This Fast Offline Conversion feature is now available for use with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 and 12.2.2 and later 12.2.x databases.
What does this feature do?
Fast Offline Conversion converts existing clear data to TDE-encrypted tablespaces.
The encryption is transparent to the application, so code does not have to be rewritten and existing SQL statements will work unchanged. Any authorized database session can read the encrypted data: the encryption only applies to the database datafiles and backups.
This new process is now the recommended procedure for converting to TDE with minimal downtime and lowest complexity. It supersedes previous methods for converting to TDE.
How do I go about using this feature?
You enable Fast Offline Conversion by applying a patch to your EBS 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 database. The patch - which is available on request from Oracle Support - enables offline, in-place TDE conversion of datafiles.
Where are the detailed instructions?
Full steps for enabling Fast Offline Conversion are provided in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: