Foundational Elements for a Secure Database

In this chapter we discuss the fundamentals of database security. Topics covered here provide the foundation for a secure operating environment. The intent of this chapter is not to duplicate the Oracle product documentation, which extensively discusses both privileges and roles, but to point out some of the important and subtle aspects that are associated with privileges and roles and their management.

Access Control, Authorization, and Privilege

We begin by reviewing the terms access control, authorization, and privilege. You’ll find these terms littered throughout security policies, and although ...

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