Chapter 18. Managing Database Users

During this hour, you learn about one of the most critical administration functions for any relational database: managing database users. You will learn the concepts behind creating users in SQL, user security, the user versus the schema, user profiles, user attributes, and tools that users utilize.

The highlights of this hour include:

  • Types of users

  • User management

  • The user’s place in the database

  • The user versus the schema

  • User sessions

  • Altering a user’s attributes

  • User profiles

  • Dropping users from the database

  • Tools utilized by users

By the Way

The SQL standard refers to a database user identification as an Authorization Identifier (authID). In most major implementations, authIDs are referred to simply as users. This ...

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