This topic describes how to use private endpoints with Database Tools.
Many Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products and services are protected by multiple layers of network security providing isolation and protection. For Database Tools to access these cloud database services, a path into a customer's virtual cloud network (VCN) must exist. A Private Endpoint is created to provide Database Tools with a secure path into a customer VCN. This path can only be used by Database Tools ensuring that access is available only to authorized services and preventing unintended attack vectors from being accidentally exposed.
Database Tools uses private endpoints when the network access to a database is restricted from general connections and requires a secure path.