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Chapter 32. Setting Up a Working Environment for Oracle
This chapter covers the creation of user accounts, directories and Oracle environments for your Oracle Database before you install.
32.1. Creating Oracle User Accounts
This section covers the command necessary to activate the required accounts to install an Oracle Database.
Create the group of users to be granted with SYSDBA system privilege:
su - root groupadd dba
Now create a group owner for Oracle files:
groupadd oinstall useradd -c "Oracle software owner" -g oinstall -G dba oracle passwd oracle
For more information on the "
oinstall" group account, see When to use OINSTALL group during install of oracle.