"Permission denied" when accessing a dbfs directory

(Doc ID 2383127.1)

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2018

Applies to:

SOA Suite Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In a SOACS instance, when a user other than the oracle user tries to access the dbfs directory, there is a "Permission denied" error.

Only the oracle user is able to access the dbfs directory.

eg. The dbfs directory is /u01/soacs/dbfs

The oracle user is able to access the /u01/soacs/dbfs directory :-

[oracle]$ whoami
oracle
[oracle]$ cd /u01/soacs/dbfs
[oracle]$

However then a different user, in this example the peterw user, tries to access the dbfs directory, they get a "Permission denied" error. :-

[peterw]$ whoami
peterw
[peterw]$ cd /u01/soacs/dbfs
-bash: cd: /u01/soacs/dbfs: Permission denied
[peterw]$

The same peterw user can access non dbfs directories fine. eg :-

[peterw]$ whoami
peterw
[peterw]$ cd /u01/soacs
[peterw]$

 

Cause

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