Subject Re: [firebird-support] GID and UID in FBSecurity.FDB
Author Helen Borrie
At 07:14 AM 4/08/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>There are references to the existence of the GID and UID in the
>security database but not to as what these are for.
>Do they have a specific use (Windows Platform)?

Not on windows. They refer to Unix group and user IDs, respectively.

>Can they be safely modified for ones own use?

Depends what you mean by "safely". A Windows server doesn't do anything
with them. On the other hand, if you're planning to write user
applications that mess around with the security database directly, rather
than thorough gsec or its Services API equivalent, it can't be stated that
anything is "safe", or even "doable" if you're not fairly well acquainted
with how the database is used by the server.

>Are they deprecated or should they be considered as 'reserved' for
>future FB use?

Neither. They are used on some Unix systems, with embedded
applications. Furthermore, the security model is undergoing extensive
re-architecting in Firebird 2 and beyond.