Oracle – Granting “Create Directory” Privileges in Oracle

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I want to run a CREATE DIRECTORY query in Oracle 10, but it's giving me an insufficient privileges error.

Can anybody tell me how to grant this privilege to my user through the system as a user?

Best Solution

From the Oracle 10gR2 documentation:

You must have CREATE ANY DIRECTORY system privilege to create directories.

You would use the following command to grant the privilege to the schema that will create the directory:

SQL> GRANT CREATE ANY DIRECTORY TO vnz;

Grant succeeded

As always with the privileges ANY, be careful who you will grant them to. It is indeed a powerful privilege best left to DBAs.

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