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RE: Shutdown/Startup user

From: <John.Hallas_at_vodafone.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 05:58:21 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.004E58F8.20021010055821@fatcity.com>


Sean,
The role sysoper is already provided
Details are
There are two main administrative privileges in Oracle: SYSOPER and SYSDBA These are special privileges as they allow access to a database instance even when it is not running and so control of these privileges is totally outside of the database itself. SYSOPER privilege allows operations such as:
Instance startup, mount & database open ; Instance shutdown, dismount & database close ; Alter database BACKUP, ARCHIVE LOG, and RECOVER. This privilege allows the user to perform basic operational tasks without the ability to look at user data.

John

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Sent: 10 October 2002 13:29
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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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