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Be Cautious When Revoking Privileges Granted to PUBLIC (Doc ID 247093.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud 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
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 To describe ramifications of revoking privileges from PUBLIC.

*** WARNING ***

If you revoke any privilege from PUBLIC it becomes your own responsibility to ascertain that all applications keep working, this can often be accomplished by replacing the privileges formerly granted to PUBLIC to individual users or roles. Oracle support can only assist you in accomplishing this task, however Oracle support cannot help you answer the general question of what will happen if you revoke default privileges as this depends greatly on the implementation details of any  application running on a specific database.

The intended audience of this article is the database DBA who is planning to revoke privileges from PUBLIC.

 

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