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Re: RFC: common database policy/infrastracture

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 08:51:32 -0600, Steve Greenland
<steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> On 16-Dec-04, 08:04 (CST), Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> But there is (or at least, should be) a specific user for that forum
> application, with the minimum of rights needed for that application
> (e.g. SELECT and UPDATE) in a single specific database. You're talking
> about a DB *admin* password.

Ah, k. It makes less/no sense to store that password.
But I wonder, is there no way to use the 'power' of the root account
to do such DB administration without password then?

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