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 Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting

August 18, 2014

Question:  I need to turn on the detailed Oracle auditing for individual SQL statements?

Answer:  The following SQL will extract all user ID, system grants, user grants and role grants.

SQL> show user



System altered.

SQL> show parameter audit_trail;


NAME                                 TYPE        VALUE

------------------------------------ ----------- ---------

audit_trail                          string      NONE


Need to restart!


SQL> shutdown immediate;

Database closed.

Database dismounted.

ORACLE instance shut down.

SQL> exit


SQL> show parameter audit_trail;


NAME                                 TYPE        VALUE

------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------

audit_trail                          string      DB_EXTENDED




Now the auditor can select the actual SQL ran by the user.


SQL> truncate table sys.aud$;

audit select on pubs.stores;

select * from pubs.stores where rownum < 5;

SELECT * FROM dba_audit_trail;

select * from sys.aud$;

noaudit all;



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