[Python-Dev] Security challenge (was Re: Capabilities)

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Wed, 2 Apr 2003 12:55:48 -0500

On Mon, Mar 31, 2003, Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> I'm looking for other security design challenges to tackle in Python.
> Once enough of them have been tried, we'll have a better understanding
> of what Python would need to do to make secure programming easier.

Okay, how about using LDAP to secure access to a database and give each
user appropriate privileges?  I'm just throwing this in as an example of
mediated access that's required to be effective in the Real World [tm];
I'm sure you can think of simpler examples if you want.
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