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Why would a "crontab -e" or "crontab -l oracle" while logged in as root yield: "crontab: you are not authorized to use cron.  Sorry"?

Permissions for /usr/bin/crontab are correct (-r-sr-xr-x). Never seen this one before.

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u have to modify these files.

/etc/cron.d/cron.allow to allow users.
/etc/cron.d/cron.deny for deny users.

please read the man crontab.

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My mistake! You are correct. I forgot about that. I also should have known better to read man crontab. Thanks!
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