Subject Firebird - no security??? Seems unbelievable....
Author neighbour.kerry
I have been using Firebird 2.1 for some time now (developing in Delphi 7). It is now time to start putting the system with customer's. So I want to add access control and passwords, etc.

It seems that this is not possible, and I am puzzled. Even MSAccess can do this.

I know how to change the SYSDBA password (using GSEC, etc). I can and have done this ok.

There are two problems with this - at least.

1. This password is for ALL databases. So the password is for the server, not the databases.

2. all someone has to do is copy a passworded database to another server - with a password that they know - and they are in! Seems rather pointless using passwords at all.

From reading this forum, I see that the only real way to put any sort of access control is to use Roles. But if you login as SYSDBA, what is the point? Surely Roles are not relevant then?

If I have this all wrong, then please feel free to clear me up!