RE: CREATE DATABASE LINK privilege discussion

I *KNOW*.  It's killing me.

Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205

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-----Original Message-----
From: Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 7:56 AM
To: Taylor, Chris David; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: CREATE DATABASE LINK privilege discussion

I cannot remember anyplace I have ever worked that did not have a policy 
against connecting to prod from any other database except another production 
database.    Sometimes production connects to dev/test/accp, but never the 
other direction.

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Taylor, Chris David
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:20 AM
To: 'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: CREATE DATABASE LINK privilege discussion

I am curious how many of you grant your developers the 'CREATE DATABASE LINK' 
privilege in 10g or higher?
We have a production read-only account that is setup to provide support for 
troubleshooting production support issues and one of my developers (out of 
approximately 20 devs) created a database link from a development database to 
production for his application.

Now, this is fast becoming an issue and he keeps complaining that he needs that 
privilege and that he should be able to create as many database links as he 
wants - wherever he wants (for those environments he has access to including 
the production support ID).

We (as an organization) have been sloppy in the past in granting 'CREATE 
DATABASE LINK' but thankfully we have developers who normally understand that 
you shouldn't use it to create links to a production support id for app dev.

So how do you handle it?  Is there a good document on what privs app devs 
should 'typically' have?  A good industry standards doc or some such?

Thanks,

Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort."
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