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Revoking Privileges on SYS Package From PUBLIC Errors Out with ORA-1927 (Doc ID 471863.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
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.


When trying to revoke the EXECUTE privilege on a SYS package (eg: the UTL_FILE) package from PUBLIC user, the following error occurs:

ORA-01927: cannot REVOKE privileges you did not get grant.


This error is seen although one can see the grant to be removed in the DBA_TAB_PRIVS view. Example:

If DBA_TAB_PRIVS does not contain any privilege granted to PUBLIC on the package then the error is expected.





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