CREATE USER System Privilege Not Being Audited (Doc ID 310876.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2.0 - Release: 9.2 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Auditing the CREATE USER system privilege does not work as expected : it does not audit users who attempt to use CREATE USER without the privilege granted :

SQL> AUDIT create user;
SQL> connect  / as sysdba

SQL> create user b identified by b;

SQL> grant create session to b;

SQL> connect  b/b

SQL> create user c identified by c;

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

SQL> connect  / as sysdba

SQL> select username from dba_audit_trail where action_name='CREATE USER' ;

no rows selected

Cause

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