Re: logging as oracle using sudo

  • From: August Spier <gspier@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: goran00@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 10:15:25 -0400


I work at a site that generally denies users the ability to log in directly as oracle as a security measure. Also, it has disabled the "su" command for all but root ... But, it has enabled the "sudo" command for specific users and logs its use for accountability purposes. The individual user must enter "sudo su - oracle" in order to administer the database.

It seems a bit clumsy, but it can be made to work. The only real hassle is getting the DBAs to get used to the rigamarole.



On Sep 7, 2006, at 7:29 AM, goran bogdanovic wrote:

Hi all,

The unix administrators at client site require to use unix sudo to log in as oracle software owner.
They are currently at 9i and plan to migrate to 10g.
Does anyone have some experience (good/bad) regarding administering database 10g logging in as oracle owner using sudo?
I have found some notes on Metalink that there are problems working with Grid Control and DB Control.

Thanks in advance.


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