Swat download from sun.com failed: "User Not Authorized"

Swat has been generally available for free now for several years, and that will continue to be so.
The transition from Sun to Oracle however is causing some problems.
Masses of websites are being moved, lots of changes are made to policies related to Solaris and other licenses.
Since Swat alas resides on one of the websites whose policies have changed it fell through the cracks.
I have been working with legal to get this resolved, but legal is now 100% busy with Oracle's annual Oracle Open World (OOW) conference and, sad to say, Larry Ellison has a higher priority than poor lowly me :-)
Until then, if your company is a licensed Oracle Sun customer you may have to find a valid contract number to add to your signon. If you don't have a license you'll have to hold off until I get this resolved.
I'll keep working on it from my side here.



Any news from the "legal"? ;) OOW is now over and I would really like to test Swat in my environment. It's the tool I was looking for and it's so frustrating not to be able to download it!

I hope it will be soon available!



Posted by Gilles on October 17, 2010 at 09:18 PM MDT #

Still working on it. Have you ever seen a lawyer win a gold medal at the Olympics for being the fasted? :-)

Posted by Henk Vandenbergh on October 18, 2010 at 12:57 AM MDT #

Cool, that's at least a good point that you are still working on this issue! I hope your comment won't be seen by the lawyer... ;)

Posted by Gilles on October 18, 2010 at 01:00 AM MDT #


I intended to look at SWAT and VDBench as a platform to conduct some drive benchmark testing on a certain set of forensic applications and present the results at the 2011 DoD Cyber Crime Conference. The only issue is that I still can't seem to download the software and the conference is in January. I have been waiting to see if this problem resolved itself for the past 3-4 weeks now and am still hesitant to raise the issue, however I am presently running out of time to finish conducting the experiment and writing the paper. Please let me know if there is some way that I can get even a slightly older copy of SWAT in the near future. If you have any questions about myself or the experiment in question please don't hesitate to send me an email.

Thank you,


Posted by Fred on November 08, 2010 at 11:58 PM MST #

Any news? I came across a blog post where I found out about your SWAT tool and would love to get a copy. My company is an Oracle customer for a variety of products but no (formerly) Sun products.

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on December 18, 2010 at 11:42 PM MST #

If you're a regular Sun or Oracle customer then there is no problem, just enter your contract information when asked and you should be OK then.

Posted by Henk Vandenbergh on December 18, 2010 at 11:46 PM MST #

When I go to the URL listed in the right for SWAT 3.02 (https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=SWAT-3.02-G-F@CDS-CDS_SMI) I don't get prompted for any contract information and instead get a page ( http://www.oracle.com/us/support/044752.html ) telling me that it's been integrated into My Oracle Support. Upon logging in there with an account able to see all the CSIs for my company, no searches on SWAT or Sun StorageTek Workload Analysis Tool turn up the actual software.

Sorry to be a bother...

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on December 18, 2010 at 11:53 PM MST #

So the move to MOS has now officially been completed. I am just a small cog in the big wheel here Oracle so I don't get informed about everything. Look for patch 10350687. You can also find it by entering 'workload' under 'product or family'.
Let me know if this is successful, then I'll add it to my blog.

Posted by Henk Vandenbergh on December 19, 2010 at 12:25 AM MST #

For some reason I didn't see your update with the patch # and was coming back to tell you I just found it under that patch number - so yes, it is available under MOS Patches as patch 10350687

Thanks for all your help. I look forward to using it!

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on December 23, 2010 at 06:23 AM MST #

I take that back - once I actually try to download it I get "You do not have the required access privilege to download this patch.", presumably since I have to Sun specific CSIs.

I'll open an SR with Oracle and keep you up to date. Thanks!

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on December 23, 2010 at 06:25 AM MST #

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