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Oracle production access control

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

Controlling access to an Oracle production environment is a critical necessity and complete logging of all production changes should be implemented, even for the most trusted DBA.

Oracle is the world's most flexible and robust database because we have hundreds of powerful commands and specialized features.  Obviously, only certified Oracle DBA staff should be given access to a production environment.  In the wrong hands, the powerful Oracle commands could disable an entire database in just seconds.  As a review, any of these commands could spell disaster:

  • drop database

  • truncate table

  • alter tablespace

  • alter system

In my experience it would be considered malfeasance to allow an un-qualified DBA access to a production system, however limited the access.

Most shops implement rigorous Oracle schema change control, and application-level change control procedures, such as HTML-DB change control.



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