During installing database software, user is prompted to enter names of various operating system groups mapping to various administrative privileges (SYSDBA, SYSOPER, SYSBACKUP, SYSKM, SYSDG). One might map one operating system group to multiple administrative privileges if role separation is not desired. In case the need for role separation arises later, the mapping can be specified by updating $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib/config.c file and then relinking it. This post explains the various steps.
While installing (more...)