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What is the default DBA account in a Progress / OpenEdge database?


TitleWhat is the default DBA account in a Progress / OpenEdge database?
URL NameWhat-is-the-default-DBA-account-in-a-Progress-OpenEdge-database
Article Number000203107
EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Product: OpenEdge
Version: 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, 12.x
OS: All supported platforms
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What is the default DBA account in a Progress / OpenEdge database?
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If a database is created in version 9 or higher then the user that created the database is configured as the default DBA of the database.

If the database was upgraded from an earlier version there is no implicit, enabled DBA account.

There is always a account that is deactivated by default but exists as a stub account within any version 9 or later database, this is the sysprogress account.

The sysprogress account can be created within the _user table to activate it either temporarily or permanently.

When the account exists within the _user table the sysprogress account can be used to loginĀ  to the SQL92 engine to run code or perform administrative operations upon the SQL92 portion of the Progress / OpenEdge database.

Any rights that are granted, revoked, altered, and committed will persist even when the sysprogress account is removed from the _user table.

The sysprogress account is a special account that can be added and deleted at will and will maintain its DBA privileges whenever it exists as a user in the _user table.

For more information on how activate / create the sysprogress user refer to this article:
Last Modified Date5/30/2021 6:23 PM
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