Save passwords in scripts

Esben Pedersen news.10.e5ke at spamgourmet.com
Mon Mar 21 19:35:50 CET 2005


Florian Lindner wrote:
> Hello,
> I've a scripts that allows limited manipulation of a database to users. This
> script of course needs to save a password for the database connection. The
> users, on the other hand need read permission on the script in order to
> execute it but should not be able to read out the password.
> What is the common way to solve this problem?
> 
> My current way is to allow the users to execute the script with sudo while
> not having read permission when acting as a ordinary user. But I don't like
> this solutions and consider it very ugly.
> 
> Thanks,
> Florian

Which DB? afaik postgre has user-level authentication which means you 
don't even need a password.

/Esben



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