Re: how to ban plsql developer connect to oracle

From: Rich Jesse <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 08:47:53 -0500 (CDT)
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> It's not that easy.
> To do so, yo do not only need to set 'plsql_developer_ban=yes', but
> think about all levels of access security and erstrictions.
> Peter Finigan has written about it recently, this might be a good start:

Good article! But the OPs reasoning is that one particular tool is exposing a bug that causes ORA-600s and not just because the DBA is uncomfortable having a tool make easily available some unintended consequences of over granting privs.

I'm lucky to work with a small bunch of great Devs. Unfortunately, they're relegated to the depths of SQL Developer for now and when I upgraded a few to test v2.1, I found that it stupidly does an invalid TNS-like ping of all known DBs (e.g. in the client's tnsnames.ora), which throws an error in each of the DB's respective listener log. Joy! While mildly disappointed, they allowed me to pull the tool upgrade.

I also wrote and tested a logon trigger in a past life, along with an automatic logoff proc when the default Oracle constructs failed to work reliably. Neither was close to being bullet-proof, which shows me that a great DBA/Dev relationship is worth it's weight in gold.

Just my $.02,

Received on Thu Mar 18 2010 - 08:47:53 CDT

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