Re: The application requires more database privileges than you have currently been granted.

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:16:17 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

On Mar 6, 12:09 pm, "" <> wrote:
> On Mar 6, 9:49 am, Gustaf <> wrote:
> > Using Oracle 10.2. I'm still learning the basics, and now I'm having a problem with users I've created myself. They can't login. When I attempt to login, I get the error:
> >   The application requires more database privileges than you have
> >   currently been granted.
> > No hint of what's missing. I have added the CONNECT role to the users, which appears to be the only role needed according to the manual. I also added the RESOURCE role. Finally, I added the SELECT_CATALOG_ROLE and I could login, but there's no mention of that in the manual.
> > Is CONNECT really the only role needed to login, and why isn't it enough in my case?
> > Gustaf
> You haven't provided enough information to answer that question:
> * For which release of Oracle was this application originally written?
> * Which release of Oracle (all four or five numbers) are you using
> which generates these errors?
> CONNECT has been dramatically altered in 10.1.0.x and later releases
> of Oracle.  The granted privileges have been seriously reduced to
> nothing more than CREATE SESSION.  In 9.0.1.x and 9.2.0.x the CONNECT
> role possessed these additional privileges:
> Thus an application which relied upon the CONNECT role in 9iR2 and
> earlier releases would not properly function against a 10gR1 or later
> database.
> Provide more information and a better answer may be forthcoming.
> David Fitzjarrell

Oracle stated a long time ago that the connect and resource roles were provided only for backward compatiability.

The unnamed application should be using specific object and system privileges. Check the vendor documentation.

End user applicaitons should not need create privileges. Create privileges should be necessary only on initial installation.

HTH -- Mark D Powell -- Received on Thu Mar 06 2008 - 12:16:17 CST

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