Re: DBA Privileges and Developers

From: Nigel Thomas <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 11:47:32 -0800 (PST)
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I think the confusion comes because
- auditors are worried about what the DBA can do

  • a developer is granted read access to some "DBA" views
  • therefore the auditor (or pointy-haired manager) assumes the developer can now do something evil that only a DBA should be allowed to do.

If the DBA_ views were called DEV_ views, and the developer-useful v$ views were packaged differently, I think a lot of these kind of misunderstandings would fade away.

Ah well...

Regards Nigel

Received on Fri Feb 01 2008 - 13:47:32 CST

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