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UNIX: Do I Need To Use The "oinstall" Group? (Doc ID 463052.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 05, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 19]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


To discuss the issues which determine whether the "oinstall" group should be used when installing Oracle software.


This article is intended for anyone who needs to configure multiple databases on the same system, and those databases will have different DBA users/accounts which should not have cross-database privileges.


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