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Auditing DBA activity in Oracle

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I am currently trying to find a way of auditing DBA activity but my investigations have shown that it is not possible to create audit records for activity by the user 'SYS' - DBA within Oracle 8i. Do you know of any way of doing this? I have looked into using a 3rd party tool but have been unable to find anything of any help as yet.
If you know of any way of auditing DBA activity, either within Oracle itself or through the use of a third party tool, your help would be much appreciated.
Thankyou

Fiona Campbell
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by:myerpz
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Perhaps you could try switching on Session Auditing, then using the session info. connected to the view which shows which users have got DBA privileges ?

select os_username      "OS User",
       username,
       returncode,
       count(*)         "No. of Logons"
from   sys.dba_audit_session
where  username in
      (
       select grantee
       from   dba_role_privs
       where  granted_role = 'DBA'
      )
group by os_username, username, returncode
/


Sorry if I'm preaching to the converted, but you will need to have had the line
     audit_trail = true
in your init.ora file at database startup time
and then in SQL*Plus, you'll need to execute the command
     AUDIT BY SESSION;

and then session auditing will be switched on.


Hope this helps
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by:jbever
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have you tried the new archive mining options?
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by:edice
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We use a parameter in the INIT.ORA configuration file.
For Oracle 8.0.5, I believe we used this:

Parameter: AUDIT_TRAIL = DB

This will load DBA actions into the DBA_AUDIT_TRAIL view
              (aka SYS.AUD$ table)

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i passed your answer on to my boss and he seemed very happy with it.
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Glad I could help.

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