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Re: Re: Re: db user and cgi pardigm

by Trimbach (Curate)
on Mar 01, 2004 at 05:37 UTC ( #332789=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: db user and cgi pardigm
in thread db user and cgi pardigm

Well, if you're determined to hand-update your database by forcing yourself to manually type your db's ID and password each time, then by all means write to a delimited file first. However, that solution isn't typical; there are a number of ways to secure a database password in a CGI environment, the most common approach being putting the ID and password into a file that is outside of your web server's root directory, setting the appropriate permissions to limit access, and then 'INCLUDE'-ing or "USE"-ing the file into your CGI. It all depends on your level of paranoia.

Gary Blackburn
Trained Killer


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Re: Re: Re: Re: db user and cgi pardigm
by astroboy (Chaplain) on Mar 01, 2004 at 10:59 UTC
    Exactly. Otherwise you're going to go to the trouble of writing a needlessly complex (and most likely inferior) solution to a problem that has already been solved by CGI and DBI.

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