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Creating Oracle Users

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Creating Oracle Users

One of the more common tasks of the DBA is the creation of the database user. Each database user is assigned a unique username. Users will log into the database using that username, and having logged in, users can issue various database SQL statements to create objects, query objects and manage the database.

In this section we will cover the creation of Oracle users with the Oracle create user command. We will then look at the alter user command to administer users and finally we will address the drop user command which allows you to drop users from the database.

Creating Oracle Users

The Oracle create user command is used to create database user accounts. When creating a user account with the Oracle create user command you can:

Here is an example of the use of the create user command:

QUOTA 100M ON my_data;

In this example we have used the Oracle create user command to create a user called MYUSER. We use the identified by clause to define the password, which is password in this case. Next we use the default tablespace keyword to define the location of the default tablespace, which is USERS. The temporary tablespace keyword defines the temporary tablespace that will be assigned to the user, which in our case is the TEMP tablespace.

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