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Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook by Chris Ostrowski

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How OracleAS Portal Handles Security

When data is stored in an Oracle database and a database administrator wants to give access to a user, the database administrator usually creates a new user in the database and then grants privileges to that user so that the user can see the information. The privilege can be either a system privilege or an object privilege. A system privilege allows the user to do something to the database such as create a table or modify an index. An object privilege allows the user to do something to a specific object in the database such as query the data from the EMPLOYEE table owned by the HR user, as an example. Much like database users, users of OracleAS Portal are afforded similar properties, but instead of system ...

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