Cannot Drop Database Link Due To Insufficient Privileges ORA-1031 (Doc ID 973635.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 04, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 - Release: 10.2 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


Dropping a database link fails with ORA-1031. This is happening although the session is started as the owner of the database link :

SQL> drop database link BT0106;
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges


The user is also granted the DBA role and as such has all the needed privileges to drop the database link.

Cause

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