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From "Dag H. Wanvik (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-4551) Allow database user to execute stored procedures with same permissions as database owner
Date Fri, 07 May 2010 00:15:48 GMT

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Dag H. Wanvik commented on DERBY-4551:
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Thanks, Thomas. You can find the SQL standard drafts (very close to the real thing!) here:
http://www.wiscorp.com/SQLStandards.html

> Allow database user to execute stored procedures with same permissions as database owner
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-4551
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4551
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 10.5.3.0
>            Reporter: Tushar Kale
>
> Curretnly there is no way to hide data and database structure in embedded derby from
the end user. 
> One way to accomplish the above requirement is as follows:
> 1. Create encrypted database so data is protected
> 2. Enable authentication and sql authorization in database
> 3. Create two users, dbUser and dbOwner
> 4. Store application logic as stored procedure in the databse so dbUser does not know
what tables are accecced by the application logic, thus hiding table structure
> 5. Revoke select permission from dbUser so he cannot describe tables thus protecting
table structures
> 6. Give only Execute permissions on stored procedures to dbUser
> The above steps will ensure that data and data structure is hidden when application is
delivered to end user.
> The problem is, if user does not have select permission, the stored procedures will not
execute. So I am requesting the following enhancement to Derby:
> If dbOwner has given Execure permission to stored procecure to a dbUser, then allow stored
procedure to execute even if the dbUser has no select permission. 
> In otherwords, When dbUser calls stored procedure, database will use dbOwners authorization
to execute stored procedure rather than dbUsers.  
> This may be implemented by creating new permission called RunAsDbOwner.
> DbOwner can then grant permission to dbUser  to execute a stored procedure with RunAsDbOwner.
> If this is implemented, applications can be created which will truely hide the database
structure and data from end users. Database will behave as a blackbox with only in/out data
exposed in stored procedures.

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