Question: I am
facing issues with the Oracle SGA file permissions in Oracle
12102 on AIX. I want to give a user which is not an Oracle
user the read permissions for the Oracle shared memory.
I found the parameter ALLOW_GROUP_ACCESS_TO_SGA
and set it True but even after doing that the Group in which
the Oracle user and my User are, does not have read
permissions for the SGA files. These are the results of the
ipcs -m command ->
428867627 0x37009593 --rw------- user1dba
0xffffffff D-rw------- user1 dba
Do I need to
do anything special other than setting the parameter
ALLOW_GROUP_ACCESS_TO_SGA=TRUE to provide the group read
allow_group_access_to_sga is a Boolean (default FALSE), that
allows read access for SGA to users of Oracle owner group (dba
The OS user is independent from the Oracle parameter
You need to use a user ID that
belongs to the dba group (from /etc/groups).
The allow_group_access_to_sga only an effect if you try
to access the SGA from the OS level, for example, when you
are attaching to the shared memory segment.
pre 12c behavior an OS user being in the same group can
attach and read from the SGA. With the new 12c release 1,
“600” protection only the OWNER can attach to it – and read
out the SGA.
This is the standard behavior in Oracle
Database 188.8.131.52 and onward.
show parameter allow_group
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