RE: Requirement to run as user SYS

Barb,

        I for one make extremely limited use of SYS.  Basically we use
it to startup and shutdown as well as creating databases.  Everything
else can be done from a normal user account that has been granted the
DBA role.  It's also safer.  Drop some of those SYS objects and your DB
will crash & not restart.=20


Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
Oracle Certified 8i DBA
-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Baker [mailto:barb.baker@xxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 10:35 AM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Requirement to run as user SYS

 Thanks, Dick.  I really appreciate your responses.
 It's a double-whammy.  We got "written up" by the auditors for using
 the SYS account, so management's response is that we just disable it.
 < sigh . . . >

> On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:24:48 -0500, Goulet, Dick <DGoulet@xxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> > Barb,
> >
> >        I'll feel sorry for you for sure.  You've got one VERY
ignorant
> > auditor breathing down your throat and a management team that is
equally
> > ignorant and uncaring for letting this happen.  At least our
auditors
> > were savvy enough to know that SYS is a special account that we need
&
> > don't use excessively and left it out of their questions.
> >
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