Why are there Audit Log Messages In the Alert.log like: USER xx is being audited for all SELECTS (Doc ID 1497187.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You observe that there are some (or many) messages in the alert.log as follows:

 

Tue Oct 09 12:35:00 2012
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS
Tue Oct 09 12:40:00 2012
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS
Tue Oct 09 12:40:00 2012
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS
USER 85 is being audited for all SELECTS

 

Changes

This problem may only start to manifest after an upgrade to 11gR2. If there are many such messages and you cannot explain the origin then the most likely cause is

the introduction of an automated job that issues an AUDIT statement for a particular user like : AUDIT SELECT TABLE BY &USERNAME .

Cause

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