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Grant INDEX or REFERENCE Object Privilege to a Role Does Not Fail With ORA-01931 (Doc ID 1169723.1)

Last updated on MARCH 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
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The below statement is supposed to fail with ORA-01931, but it appears to be successful:

 SQL> grant index on user1.emp to role1;

Error: ORA 1931
Text: cannot grant UNLIMITED TABLESPACE, REFERENCES, or INDEX to a role
Cause: The UNLIMITED TABLESPACE, REFERENCES, or INDEX privileges cannot be
granted to a role.
Action: Grant these privileges directly to the user.

The issue can be reproduced using the following steps:





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