From Oracle FAQ
The term user can refer to:
- A user account on the Oracle database that is used to gain access to the database. Use the CREATE USER or GRANT command to create a new database user:
SQL> -- create a scott2 user SQL> CREATE USER scott2 IDENTIFIED BY tiger2; SQL> -- create a scott3 user and grant privs to it SQL> GRANT connect, resource TO scott3 IDENTIFIED BY tiger3;
- A pseudo-column returning a string value with the name of the currently connected user.
SQL> SELECT user FROM dual; USER ------------------------------ SYS
- A user account on an application or system that is used by users to gain access to the application's functionality.
- Those people that hassle us poor techies.
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