Oracle Security By William Heney, Marlene Theriault
Table of Contents
Part I: Security in an oracle System
Chapter 3. Oracle Database Objects
In Chapter 2, we described the Oracle operating system files the physical files that are particularly important to Oracle security. This chapter looks at the internal Oracle components that are accessible only after the database is started. In contrast to the external components, which are individual data files, these components cannot be physically "touched" or identified from outside the database. They exist as components within the large operating system files created for Oracle. They contain the objects and the data dictionary. You can manipulate these components, but only by using the SQL language.