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From "Bryan Pendleton (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-928) Add ability to network server to accept connections with a certain security mechanism.
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2006 18:16:24 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-928?page=comments#action_12365456 ] 

Bryan Pendleton commented on DERBY-928:
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I'd prefer the friendly string names (USER_ONLY_SECURITY, etc.).

Actually, I'd prefer to use the friendly string names for *both* the server property and the
client URL, but you didn't mention whether that was an option or not. I find "connect 'testdb;securityMechanism=9'"
to be unappealing.


> Add ability to network server to accept connections with a certain security mechanism.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: DERBY-928
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-928
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: New Feature
>   Components: Network Server
>     Reporter: Sunitha Kambhampati
>      Fix For: 10.2.0.0

>
> Currently the network server has support for the following security mechanisms
> 1) USRIDONL (userid only),
> 2) USRIDPWD (clear text userid and password),
> 3) EUSRIDPWD (encrypted userid and password).
> Thus the #3 encrypted userid and password security mechanism is secure with respect to
the userid/password sent across the wire.  Currently there is no way to setup the network
server to ensure that it accepts connections coming in at a certain security mechanism.  
It seems reasonable & useful to have a server want to accept connections from clients
with a particular security mechanism (e.g  lets say encrypted userid/password and reject usridpwd
ie clear text userid and password)
> This jira will add support for this by adding a property to enable the server to be able
to accept connections from clients with a certain security mechanism.
> --------------------
> I actually couldnt find if a rank was given to the security mechanisms in the drda spec.
 If it were so, then maybe a property for setting the minimum security mechanism accepted
by the server would be appropriate.

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