The APPLSYSPUB account is used by Oracle Applications to initially connect to the database and establish a session. This account normally should have limited privileges. However, during our audits the permissions assigned to APPLSYSPUB and PUBLIC are often a security risk and need to be corrected.
The Oracle Applications Security Blog will be an unique analysis and commentary on Oracle related security topics, especially related to Oracle Applications (the official product name is "Oracle E-Business Suite"). Since the Oracle Applications technology stack also includes most of the other Oracle products, I will also cover the Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, and Oracle development products.
My goal is to use this as a forum for some experimentation into presenting security topics in a different way.