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Oracle® Database Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17110-04
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O7_DICTIONARY_ACCESSIBILITY

Property Description
Parameter type Boolean
Default value false
Modifiable No
Range of values true | false

O7_DICTIONARY_ACCESSIBILITY controls restrictions on SYSTEM privileges. If the parameter is set to true, access to objects in the SYS schema is allowed (Oracle7 behavior). The default setting of false ensures that system privileges that allow access to objects in "any schema" do not allow access to objects in the SYS schema.

For example, if O7_DICTIONARY_ACCESSIBILITY is set to false, then the SELECT ANY TABLE privilege allows access to views or tables in any schema except the SYS schema (data dictionary tables cannot be accessed). The system privilege EXECUTE ANY PROCEDURE allows access on the procedures in any schema except the SYS schema.

If this parameter is set to false and you need to access objects in the SYS schema, then you must be granted explicit object privileges. The following roles, which can be granted to the database administrator, also allow access to dictionary objects:

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