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From "Francois Orsini (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (DERBY-224) System versus Database authentication conflict
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2005 02:13:35 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-224?page=all ]
     
Francois Orsini closed DERBY-224:
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    Resolution: Invalid
     Assign To: Francois Orsini

See previous comment - not a bug - works as intented.

> System versus Database authentication conflict
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: DERBY-224
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-224
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: Security
>     Versions: 10.0.2.0
>  Environment: Windows XP Professional SP1
>     Reporter: George Baklarz
>     Assignee: Francois Orsini

>
> As a system user (authentication enabled at the system level), it is possible for someone
registered at the database level to prevent me from accessing it (this was done with BUILTIN
authentication).
> This occurs because of a conflict between two identical userids. If I create a system
user (sa) with a password of "Derby" and a user at the database level is created with a userid
of sa with a password of "Apache", this user will take precedence on the connect command to
the database. 
> So there are really two problems here. 
> (1) Duplicate userids are allowed between system level users and database users
> (2) Database userids take precedence over system users.
> This may be working as designed, but it surpised me when I couldn't connect to the database
because of an incorrect password. I would have liked the system userid to connect to all databases
even if a local database userid was present.

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