DBA Privileges and Developers

From: Koivu, Lisa <Lisa.Koivu_at_starwoodvo.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 14:34:51 -0500
Message-ID: <7AC0F0BC43539948BE5A63C60295EB0A02549ACA@SVOEXCPMB01.corp.star>

Hello all,  

Aahh, the age old war, granting DBA privileges... I am in it again up to my eyeballs. Instead of standing there and saying NO, NO, NO, I took the time to pull apart the DBA role and document in detail what a majority of the roles and system privileges allow a database user to do within the database and how some of these privileges are a direct violation of Sarbanes-Oxley. This document is not perfect, but it's enough to make management stop and say, Wait, we can't allow DBA privileges to be granted to individuals outside of an administrative role. I had the document blessed by our security officer.  

I am willing to share this document with anyone who may find this kind of information useful. If you'd like a copy, please email me directly.  

I finally have posting privilege on the list now. I'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone, some of whose names I recognize from years ago, for continued lively discussion and thought provoking Q&A. I am so thrilled to be a dba working on Solaris again, to have a REAL system that I can use to test out some of the ideas being discussed by some of the brightest people I've had the privilege to, well, kind of "know".  

Have a great day everyone!  

Lisa Koivu

Oracle Database Administrator

desk: 407-903-4691

cell: 954-683-4459  

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