Clarification on Externaljob.ora and Permissions (Doc ID 979186.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 01-Jul-2016***


Goal

Q1) In order to support the external jobscheduling system from the database, will it first read the externaljob.ora file under $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin. The file as run_user=nobody and run_owner=nobody. The permissions on the file extjob is i.e. 4750 and owned by root:owner

-rwsr-x--- 1 root gmp 587104 Jun 12 2009 extjob

Q2) The question is even if the extjob has permission 4750 and owned by root:ownergroup, will the external jobs scheduled from within the database be run by the settings defined in the externaljob.ora file. The externaljob.ora has run_user=nobody and run_owner=nobody.

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