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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.