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ORA-1031 When Executing 'Alter User' With DBMS_SQL (Doc ID 1014103.102)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 The following error is generated when end users who have privilege to execute on a stored function attempt to execute a stored function owned by another user:

    ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

This error does not occur when the stored function is executed by the owner, or when executed by the user when the function is owned and compiled under the user's schema before execution.

The stored function is using DBMS_SQL to execute and 'alter user' statement.

Fails with:

Error is: ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.


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