pupdel.sql and SQLPLUS_PRODUCT_PROFILE


On Oracle 18c and 19c, the CreateDBCatalog.sql script has one more line calling:

/u00/app/oracle/product/19.3.0/sqlplus/admin/pupdel.sql

What is this pupdel.sql?

It creates a trigger after drop of user on the database, that will delete entries on SYSTEM.SQLPLUS_PRODUCT_PROFILE table belonging to this user.

But, what is SYSTEM.SQLPLUS_PRODUCT_PROFILE ?

This is the new name for PRODUCT_USER_PROFILE table, which allows to restrict usage of sqlplus based on keywords/attributes and users. PRODUCT_USER_PROFILE is now a synonym of SQLPLUS_PRODUCT_PROFILE and there is also the public view PRODUCT_PRIVS which shows the privileges of the current connected user.

From Oracle 19c all this is anyway desupported, as described at the documentation:

https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/19/sqpug/SQL-Plus-security.html#GUID-F94ACCFA-824F-4B58-B0D5-A73AB56DE3AA

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