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Re: RFC: common database policy/infrastracture

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:34:35 +0100 (CET), Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > Is that the majority or the minority of applications?
> > Take for example a web application like a forum. It requires the
> > password so it can connect to the database. It can't/won't ask the
> > password from the user.
> Can you tell me any reason why I should store a clear text password
> in a text file for *my* application only because *other* applications
> would require this?

But for apps that do require that, it makes sense to do it so you can
avoid asking the password multiple times in the case of upgrades or
other things.

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