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Status Future consideration
Workspace SPSS Modeler
Components SPSS Modeler Server
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 20, 2020

Enable proxy user for database connection

In my company, SPSS Modeler is connected to an Oracle database. Users can access to the database (through Modeler client application) by two means:

  • With their basic account using their user (e.g. "toto") and password, which restricts their action to the minimum allowed

  • With their proxy account using user plus a proxy user (e.g. "toto[schema]"), which allow them to access to a specific schema with the same rights as the user of the schema (native Oracle function since Oracle 9i Release 2), which permits a lot more things.

Currently, user can't connect with a proxy user because SPSS Modeler application does not accept a connection string composed of 2 users (IBM support answered that: "The reason we do not support this method is because the SQL SOURCE node will only accept a single username a valid value. Entering something like oracleUser[proxyUser] will be sent as a complete value to the ODBC string.)"

Because users can't access to the database with a proxy user, they do not have all the rights they need to work. Therefore, they use a SQL client aside to connect with their proxy user, do what they have to do on the database (mostly alter/create/update/drop/grant), and go back to SPSS for calculations/figures.

The use of "proxy user" on database is very common in companies and it is a part of the database rights management. Users of my company are really loosing time due to this missing feature.

Needed by Date Sep 1, 2020