Re: AIX 10g/11 and Oracle DBA logins

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:28:29 -0500
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Sudo can do this, we did it all the time at my previous job. I dont know the details, but your sysadmin should be able to figure it out.

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 3:49 PM, DIANNA GIBBS <> wrote:

> We are moving all of our instances to AIX from Windows and VMS.
> Since I have been the only DBA on the new AIX servers, I have been
> using the oracle OS user login. Now that we are moving into production,
> we have several DBAs and would like all of us to log in using our specific
> username
> and su to oracle user or be able to do anything needed as if we were the
> oracle user. We are currently able to do this on Windows and VMS.
> My AIX administrator tells me this cannot be done without everyone knowing
> the
> oracle OS user password.
> Is there any other way we can do this without everyone knowing the oracle
> OS
> password? Or am I missing something and being too cautious? Can we not
> use sudo or something like this?
> Or is SU and SUDO the same thing? I've googled and searched but have found
> nothing
> regarding best practices or what other sites are doing. And if everyone
> has to know the Oracle
> OS password, what keeps people from just logging in as Oracle?
> Any direction or information appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Dianna G.
> --

Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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