Using Proxy Connections in Oracle SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 5 Comments

A relatively new feature, Proxy User Authentication allows you to connect using someone else’s credentials. Or as Oracle-Base puts it: Since Oracle 9i Release 2 it has been possible to create proxy users, allowing you to access a schema via a different username/password combination. This is done by using the GRANT CONNECT THROUGH clause on the destination user. So I’m …

Creating an Oracle REST Data Services User with the ‘SQL Developer’ Role

thatjeffsmith ORDS 17 Comments

Want to publish some RESTful services using SQL Developer and Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS)? You’re in luck! View > REST Data Services > Development. Before you can do this, a few things. you’ll need to install and run ORDS you’ll need to REST enable a schema you’ll need to have created an ORDS user with the ‘SQL Developer’ role …

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 24: Hiding Schemas That Don’t Own Anything

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 10 Comments

Many applications will create user accounts in the database that do not own anything. They have privs to query the main application schema, but will never be used to create tables, views, etc. When you’re browsing the database via the Tree in SQL Developer, you probably won’t want to see these ‘fake’ users. Just Apply a Filter Make sure your …

Managing User & Role Security with Oracle SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 12 Comments

With the advent of SQL Developer v3.0, users have had access to some powerful database administration features. Version 3.1 introduced more powerful features such as an interface to Data Pump and RMAN. Today I want to talk about some very simple but frequently ran tasks that SQL Developer can assist with, like: identifying privs granted to users managing role privs …