Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Re: Some thoughts on IB and security
Author Jason Wharton
>I support Jim's plan for plug-in modules that implement security. (In
>fact, I proposed it myself as a future direction for InterBase a couple
>of years ago.)

Could this make it possible to hook into each OS's security interface? I get
heckled a lot by our WIN NT LAN administrator who thinks that the database
security should be aware of the NT users and groups and be able to have
permissions based on that.

I'd like to see it designed such that looking at the ISC4.GDB is the default
behavior and that other plug-ins could be used to look elsewhere for their
security credentials. Each OS could have its own plugin to hook into its
security system.

It would also be nice to have a certain amount of integration for ROLES and
GRANTS, etc. so that these things could also be controlled at the LAN
administration level rather than separately at the DBA level.

I'd also like to see something similar for database aliases. Disclosing the
physical location of the GDB on the server isn't comfortable to me and it is
also inconvenient if one decides to relocate it on the server to a new
volume or something...

After all, we really do want InterBase to be as transparent as possible
right? I see this as a way to really make InterBase hide off in the

Jason Wharton
InterBase Developer Initiative

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