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Shutdown/Startup user

From: O'Neill, Sean <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 04:28:32 -0800
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Does anyone know if it is possible to create a user who only has rights to Shutdown a database?. I'm thinking about scenario that if the password for this user were ever compromised, e.g. seen in a script then worst case scenario would be database might be shutdown. Indulge me on this please as I acknowledge that a shutdown could be source of major revenue loss. This is been driven by requirement to have a script to cleanly shutdown a database potentially outside hours when DBA is not on site. If anyone has any other practical suggestions for management of this requirement I'd appreciate hearing them too.

Oracle 7.3.3, 8.0.5, 8.1.7
NT4, W2K

Seán O' Neill
Organon (Ireland) Ltd.
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