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Chapter 6. The Database Administrator > Critical Skill 6.9: Manage Privileges f...

Critical Skill 6.9: Manage Privileges for Database Users

Creating a user in Oracle has accomplished the first part of user setup, which is authentication. You have a user ID and password and have authorized this user to use an Oracle database. Once the user logs in, however, they will not be able to do very much because they will not have privileges that allow them to access any objects. This leads you to the second step of setting up a user: authorization. In order to authorize a user to perform their tasks, you need to grant access.

Grant Authority

You now need to give permission to the user to do things in Oracle. Actions like accessing a table or executing a procedure or running a utility require you to “grant” the authority to that user. When you perform a grant, you can specify four things:


  

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