How do I find all the users that can access one particular table?

For example table 'Table01'


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    In general, this is hard. You can have privileges granted to you. You can have privileges granted to a role that you have. That role might be password protected, though, and you don't have the password. That role might be a non-defalult role that may or may not be available to a particular session. You can have access through system privileges. And you can have roles within roles. – Justin Cave Aug 18 '16 at 17:43
  • I would probably at least start with Pete Finnigan's "who_can_access" script. petefinnigan.com/who_can_access.sql from his tools page petefinnigan.com/tools.htm . That runs to 400 lines and doesn't check every possible permutation but it's a good start. A generic answer would need to know things like whether you want to consider a password-protected non-default role the same as a direct object grant, ignore it, or add it to a list of "people who may have access depending on what else they know". Then there are things like proxy users and other avenues like views. – Justin Cave Aug 19 '16 at 4:31

If you are sys user then you can use dba_tab_privs view as shown below.

SQL>Conn / as sysdba
SQL>select grantee, table_name, privilege from dba_tab_privs where table_name='Table01';


As Justin Cave and mustaccio said, its a bit complex to get the accurate result from general dba_ or role_ views.

Though you can query role_tab_privs to get all the roles and its object privileges.

SQL> select grantee,  privilege from dba_tab_privs where table_name='EMPLOYEES' and owner='HR';

GRANTEE                        PRIVILEGE
------------------------------ ----------------------------------------
SCOTT                          SELECT
OE                             SELECT
OE                             REFERENCES
JAY                            UPDATE
R1                             SELECT

In the above result Grantee R1 is a role which has SELECT object privilege on EMPLOYEES table.

Here is a useful post similar to this. oracle - list users with access to certain tables

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    This would only return users who were granted access directly, but not those who can access the table via a role. – mustaccio Aug 18 '16 at 17:03
  • mustaccio, then what query would you use to display both? – catinredboots Aug 18 '16 at 18:46

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