5.1.4 When to Create an Oracle Home User

You must create an Oracle Home User in certain circumstances.

  • If an Oracle Home User exists, but you want to use a different operating system user, with different group membership, to give database administrative privileges to those groups in a new Oracle Database installation

  • If you have created an Oracle Home User for Oracle Grid Infrastructure, such as grid, and you want to create a separate Oracle Home User for Oracle Database software, such as oracle