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Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide by Aman Sharma, Francisco Munoz Alvarez

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Configuring authentication for RMAN

RMAN, being a database tool, needs to connect with the user using a valid username that has proper privileges and roles to perform backups. The user needs to be authenticated as well, and RMAN supports two types of authentications:

  • Operating system (OS) authentication
  • Password file authentication

Let's see how to set up OS authentication first.

Operating system authentication

OS authentication validates the username, using the operating system user and group(s). For a RMAN connection, two things need to be set: the first is the Oracle Home and the second is the OS user which must be part of either the DBA group or the OSBACKUPDBA group; this is required for connecting to the new SYSBACKUP role. This role is designated ...

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