Virtual Catalog in Oracle 12.1.0.2 and the Recovery_catalog_user Role

(Doc ID 2125233.1)

Last updated on JULY 15, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

As per Oracle 12.1.0.1 documentation Creating and Managing Virtual Private Catalogs with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1):
http://docs.oracle.com/database/121/BRADV/rcmcatdb.htm#BRADV842


It is required to grant RECOVERY_CATALOG_OWNER to a virtual private catalog (VPC) user.  This increases vulnerability, as the VPC user will have full access to base recovery catalog.  In Oracle 12.1.0.2, a new role has been introduced, RECOVERY_CATALOG_USER, which should  to be granted to VPC user.  Through this role, the VPC user can perform basic operations like register, unregister resync catalog etc.

 In version 12.1.0.1, RECOVERY_CATALOG_USER role is not their

 

Cause

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