Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird's password problem
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:03 AM 3/07/2003 +0800, you wrote:
>interbase/firebird's default password is masterkey.But if you input
>masterke,you can access the database.If you change the lenght of password
>over 8, only 8 digit is valid.
>Is it a bug?

No. Firebird is designed to process passwords of 8 characters or
less. The default password is "masterke", not "masterkey".

>How to solve it?

Use passwords of 8 characters or less. Because 8 characters makes
passwords quite easy to hack, you should use meaningless strings of random
characters and numbers.

Don't deploy applications where users log in as sysdba. Sysdba has full
destructive rights to all databases on the server. Create regular users,
employ roles, and apply privileges.