Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird v1.5 fdb file security
Author Ivan Prenosil
Congratulations, you are thousandth person asking
the same question on this list!

You can look into archives - there are countless answers.

If you want to know whether data in the database
are stored encrypted, then the answer is no. So if you allow
other users to freely copy your database file, what security
would you expect ?


> Hi All,
> I am running firebird server version 1.5 on a windows 2000 machine.
> After creating the first database first.fdb, i changed the SYSDBA from
> masterkey to newpwd.
> I installed the firebird server on a second machine and copied the
> first.fdb file over to this machine. Note this server still has the
> SYSDBA password as masterkey.
> My problem is that i could access the first.fdb from my second machine
> using masterkey as the password.
> This means that there is no physical security for the fdb file and just
> about anyone who can get an access to this file can open it simply by
> installing the rdbms.
> If im missing something, please help.
> Regards,
> Girish