Subject Re: [firebird-support] isql client and passwords
Author Ian Barwick
On Saturday 14 August 2004 11:00, Martijn Tonies wrote:
> Hi,
> > (Using FB 1.5.1 under Linux) - when connecting to the isql command line
> > client, is there any way of providing the password either interactively
> > or using an environment variable or file? (It seems I can either provide
> > the entire connection string as command line options and risk having the
> password
> > visibile to all users on the local system, or enter the CONNECT statement
> > manually, which is inconvenient).
> As far as I know, the following would work:
> ISC_USER=username
> ISC_PASSWORD=password
> That is, if it didn't change to something Firebird specific yet.

Seems to work, thanks.

Now for a silly question: I am working with a fresh RPM install of 1.5.1
superserver and have only changed the SYSDBA password.
However I can connect to the database, create databases etc. without providing
any username / password (either as command line options or as environment
variables). How can I prevent this?

Ian Barwick