Re: Difference in SYS user and A user with dba previleges.

  • From: "Niall Litchfield" <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: sjaffarhussain@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 15:20:48 +0100

I'd agree with your security people that you

a) change default passwords and
b) don't use sys for admin tasks.

I'm not sure that I'd be convinced by the argument that system shouldn't be
used, but that an identically privileged account should be setup instead.

On 10/9/06, Syed Jaffar Hussain <sjaffarhussain@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi List,

I am working in an organization where security people asked us not
keep the sys and system user passwords, rather create an dba
authenticated user with dba prvileges.
I know that the user with just dba privileges, can't shutdown and
startup the database.
However, I believe, on server, we can use 'connect / as sysdba' and do
startup and shutdown.
Is there anything significant difference between the sys user and a
user with dba premission? I mean, dba administration point view.

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards,
Syed Jaffar Hussain
8i,9i & 10g OCP DBA

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"Winners don't do different things. They do things differently."

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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