"Drop User ... Cascade" Results In The Removal Of Directory Grants (Where The User Is The Grantor)

(Doc ID 2024024.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After executing a "drop user ... cascade" statement, all directory read/write privileges on external directories were automatically revoked and processes depending on read/write access to the external directories failed

The user that was dropped was the grantor of the read/write privileges to the external directories

There is no mention of this behaviour in the documentation


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms