"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 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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

Cause

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