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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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DBA_USERS

DBA_USERS describes all users of the database.

Related View

USER_USERS describes the current user. This view does not display the PASSWORD, PROFILE, PASSWORD_VERSIONS, EDITIONS_ENABLED, or AUTHENTICATION_TYPE columns.

Column Datatype NULL Description
USERNAME VARCHAR2(30) NOT NULL Name of the user
USER_ID NUMBER NOT NULL ID number of the user
PASSWORD VARCHAR2(30)   This column is deprecated in favor of the AUTHENTICATION_TYPE column
ACCOUNT_STATUS VARCHAR2(32) NOT NULL Account status:
  • OPEN

  • EXPIRED

  • EXPIRED(GRACE)

  • LOCKED(TIMED)

  • LOCKED

  • EXPIRED & LOCKED(TIMED)

  • EXPIRED(GRACE) & LOCKED(TIMED)

  • EXPIRED & LOCKED

  • EXPIRED(GRACE) & LOCKED

LOCK_DATE DATE   Date the account was locked if account status was LOCKED
EXPIRY_DATE DATE   Date of expiration of the account
DEFAULT_TABLESPACE VARCHAR2(30) NOT NULL Default tablespace for data
TEMPORARY_TABLESPACE VARCHAR2(30) NOT NULL Name of the default tablespace for temporary tables or the name of a tablespace group
CREATED DATE NOT NULL User creation date
PROFILE VARCHAR2(30) NOT NULL User resource profile name
INITIAL_RSRC_CONSUMER_GROUP VARCHAR2(30)   Initial resource consumer group for the user
EXTERNAL_NAME VARCHAR2(4000)   User external name
PASSWORD_VERSIONS VARCHAR2(8)   Shows the list of versions of the password hashes (also known as "verifiers") existing for the account.

The PASSWORD_VERSIONS column value includes 10G if an old case-insensitive ORCL hash exists and 11G if a SHA-1 hash exists.

Note that one or both of these verifiers can exist for any given account.

EDITIONS_ENABLED VARCHAR2(1)   Indicates whether editions have been enabled for the corresponding user (Y) or not (N)
AUTHENTICATION_TYPE VARCHAR2(8)   Indicates the authentication mechanism for the user:
  • EXTERNAL - CREATE USER user1 IDENTIFIED EXTERNALLY;

  • GLOBAL - CREATE USER user2 IDENTIFIED GLOBALLY;

  • PASSWORD - CREATE USER user3 IDENTIFIED BY user3;


See Also:

"USER_USERS"