How to grant a user with CREATE SESSION privilege?

Hi

I'm trying to create a new user for my oracle database, but after I use the CREATE USER command, I cannot log in using that account.  It returns the error "user lacks CREATE SESSION privilege", so I guess the next step would be to grand CREATE SESSION privilege for the user.  How should I do so?  Thanks.

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sweetfa2Connect With a Mentor Commented:
GRANT CREATE SESSION TO <user>;

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mpaladuguConnect With a Mentor Commented:
a user in oracle needs to have privileges to do any action, even to log in you need is a create seeeion privilege.  Privileges to a user are granted by a DBA when the user is created.

Privileges can be granted to a user either directly or through a role. For a better understating of managing user roles and prvileges read:-

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10501_01/server.920/a96521/privs.htm

to ling with the user account you just created: grant the connect role to user by executing the following command logging in as dba:-

GRANT CONNECT TO your_usernae_here;
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mpaladuguConnect With a Mentor Commented:
CONNECT is role in oracle which has some privileges assigned to it, if you assign this role to a user, that user will get all the privileges in the role.  

but from oracle 10g r2 forward this role has only create session privilege.

prior to oracle 10g r2 Connect role used to contain all of the below privileges:- Alter Session,
,Create Session, Create Cluster, Create Synonym, Create Database Link, Create Table
Create Sequence,      Create View
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mpaladuguConnect With a Mentor Commented:
A predefined role, named "DBA", is automatically created with every Oracle database. This role contains all database system privileges. Therefore, it is very powerful and should be granted only to fully functional database administrators.  If you are working on database installation that is personal to your use OR for your practice, you can assign this role to the user created and continue practicing.

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Praveen Kumar ChandrashekatrConnect With a Mentor Database Analysist Senior Commented:
creating an user in oracle is suggest allocating some schema to the user but to do some work i.e login to server, creating table etc.. you have assign appropriate privileges to that user.

after creating a new user the basic or first privilege you should assigne is create session.

i.e
CREATE USER myuser IDENTIFIED BY password
DEFAULT TABLESPACE users
TEMPORARY TABLESPACE temp
QUOTA UNLIMITED ON users
QUOTA 100M ON my_data;

Grant create session to myuser;

have a look on this doc for more info...

http://www.dba-oracle.com/concepts/grant_user_privileges.htm
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pisceswzh2010Author Commented:
Thanks everyone.  Your information is very helpful!
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