Remote database access rights

First, so that the user can carry out operations on an external database via FDA, the latter must have a specific named right in Adobe Campaign.

  1. Select the Administration > Access Management > Named Rights node in the Adobe Campaign explorer.

  2. Create a new right by specifying your chosen label.

  3. The Name field must take the following format user:base@server, where :

    • user corresponds with the name of the user in the external database.

    • base corresponds with the name of the external database.

    • server corresponds with the name of the external database server.

      NOTE

      The :base part is optional in Oracle.

  4. Save the named right then link it to your chosen user from the Administration > Access Management > Operators node of the Adobe Campaign explorer.

Then, to process the data contained in an external database, the Adobe Campaign user must have at least ‘Write’ rights on the database to be able to create worktables. These are deleted automatically by Adobe Campaign.

Generally speaking, the following rights are necessary:

  • CONNECT: connection to the remote database,
  • READ Data: read-only access to tables containing customer data,
  • READ ‘MetaData’: access to the server data catalogs to obtain the table structure,
  • LOAD: mass loading in work tables (required when working on collections and joins),
  • CREATE/DROP for TABLE/INDEX/PROCEDURE/FUNCTION (only for worktables generated by Adobe Campaign),
  • EXPLAIN (recommended): for monitoring performances in case of problems,
  • WRITE Data (depending on the integration scenario).

The database administrator needs to make these rights match with the rights specific to each database engine. For more information, refer to the section below.

FDA rights

  Snowflake Redshift Oracle SQLServer PostgreSQL MySQL
Connecting to remote database USAGE ON WAREHOUSE, USAGE ON DATABASE and USAGE ON SCHEMA privileges Creating a user linked to the AWS account CREATE SESSION privilege CONNECT permission CONNECT privilege Creating a user tied to a remote host who has ALL PRIVILEGES
Creating tables CREATE TABLE ON SCHEMA privilege CREATE privilege CREATE TABLE privilege CREATE TABLE permission CREATE privilege CREATE privilege
Creating indexes N/A CREATE privilege INDEX or CREATE ANY INDEX privilege ALTER permission CREATE privilege INDEX privilege
Creating functions CREATE FUNCTION ON SCHEMA privilege USAGE ON LANGUAGE plpythonu privilege to be able to call external python scripts CREATE PROCEDURE or CREATE ANY PROCEDURE privilege CREATE FUNCTION permission USAGE privilege CREATE ROUTINE privilege
Creating procedures N/A USAGE ON LANGUAGE plpythonu privilege to be able to call external python scripts CREATE PROCEDURE or CREATE ANY PROCEDURE privilege CREATE PROCEDURE permission USAGE privilege (procedures are functions) CREATE ROUTINE privilege
Removing objects (tables, indexes, functions, procedures) Owning the object Owning the object or being a superuser DROP ANY < object > privilege ALTER permission Table: owning the table Index: owning the index Function: owning the function DROP privilege
Monitoring executions MONITOR privilege on the required object No privilege required to use EXPLAIN command INSERT and SELECT privilege and necessary privilege to execute the statement for which the EXPLAIN PLAN is based on SHOWPLAN permission No privilege required to use EXPLAIN statement SELECT privilege
Writing data INSERT and/or UPDATE privileges (depending on write operation) INSERT and UPDATE privileges INSERT and UPDATE or INSERT and UPDATE ANY TABLE privileges INSERT and UPDATE permissions INSERT and UPDATE privileges INSERT and UPDATE privileges
Loading data into tables CREATE STAGE ON SCHEMA, SELECT and INSERT on the target table privileges SELECT and INSERT privileges SELECT and INSERT privileges INSERT, ADMINISTER BULK OPERATIONS and ALTER TABLE permissions SELECT and INSERT privileges FILE privilege
Accessing to client data SELECT on (FUTURE) TABLE(S) or VIEW(S) privilege(s) SELECT privilege SELECT or SELECT ANY TABLE privilege SELECT permission SELECT privilege SELECT privilege
Accessing to metadata SELECT on INFORMATION_SCHEMA SCHEMA privilege SELECT privilege No privilege required to use DESCRIBE statement VIEW DEFINITION permission No privilege required to use “\d table” command SELECT privilege
  DB2 UDB TeraData InfiniDB Sybase IQ / Sybase ASE Netezza Greenplum AsterData
Connecting to remote database CONNECT authority CONNECT privilege Creating a user tied to a remote host who has ALL PRIVILEGES No permission required to use the CONNECT statement No privilege required CONNECT privilege CONNECT privilege
Creating tables CREATETAB authority CREATE TABLE or TABLE keyword CREATE privilege RESOURCE authority and CREATE permission TABLE privilege CREATE privilege CREATE privilege
Creating indexes INDEX privilege CREATE INDEX or INDEX keyword INDEX privilege RESOURCE authority and CREATE permission INDEX privilege CREATE privilege CREATE privilege
Creating functions IMPLICIT_SCHEMA authority or CREATEIN privilege CREATE FUNCTION or FUNCTION keyword CREATE ROUTINE privilege RESOURCE authority or DBA authority for Java functions FUNCTION privilege USAGE privilege CREATE FUNCTION privilege
Creating procedures IMPLICIT_SCHEMA authority or CREATEIN privilege CREATE PROCEDURE or PROCEDURE keyword CREATE ROUTINE privilege RESOURCE authority PROCEDURE privilege USAGE privilege CREATE FUNCTION privilege
Removing objects (tables, indexes, functions, procedures) DROPIN privilege or CONTROL privilege or owning the object DROP < object > or object related keyword DROP privilege Owning the object or DBA authority DROP privilege Owning the object Owning the object
Monitoring executions EXPLAIN authority No privilege required to use EXPLAIN statement SELECT privilege Only a system Administrator can execute sp_showplan No privilege required to use EXPLAIN statement No privilege required to use EXPLAIN statement No privilege required to use EXPLAIN statement
Writing data INSERT and UPDATE privileges or DATAACCESS authority INSERT and UPDATE privileges INSERT and UPDATE privileges INSERT and UPDATE permissions INSERT and UPDATE privileges INSERT and UPDATE privileges INSERT and UPDATE privileges
Loading data into tables LOAD authority SELECT and INSERT privileges to respectively use COPY TO and COPY FROM statements FILE privilege Be the owner of the table or ALTER permission. Depending on the -gl option, LOAD TABLE might only be performed if the user has the DBA authority SELECT and INSERT privileges SELECT and INSERT privileges SELECT and INSERT privileges
Accessing to client data INSERT/UPDATE privileges or DATAACCESS authority SELECT privilege SELECT privilege SELECT permission SELECT privilege SELECT privilege SELECT privilege
Accessing to metadata No authorization required to use DESCRIBE statement SHOW privilege SELECT privilege No permission required to use DESCRIBE statement No privilege required to use “\d table” command No privilege required to use “\d table” command No privilege required to use SHOW command

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