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From "Rick Hillegas (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (DERBY-866) Derby User Management Enhancements
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:24:31 GMT

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Rick Hillegas updated DERBY-866:
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    Attachment: UserManagement.html

Attaching version 3 of the functional spec. This version incorporates feedback gathered over
the past two weeks:

1) Introduces a new value for derby.authentication.provider. When this property is set to
the value NATIVE:$credentialsDB:LOCAL, then $credentialsDB is used to authenticate system-wide
operations but connections to an individual database are authenticated using credentials stored
in its own SYSUSERS table.

2) Fills in the section on Documentation changes.

3) Adds an appendix of sample use cases. This may help people reason about whether the most
likely scenarios will be easy to administer. This section may provide a helpful summary for
people who don't have time to read the whole spec.

                
> Derby User Management Enhancements
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-866
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-866
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Services
>    Affects Versions: 10.2.1.6
>            Reporter: Francois Orsini
>            Assignee: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: Derby_User_Enhancement.html, Derby_User_Enhancement_v1.1.html, DummyAuthenticator.java,
UserManagement.html, UserManagement.html, UserManagement.html, UserManagement.html, derby-866-01-aa-sysusers.diff,
derby-866-01-ab-sysusers.diff, derby-866-02-ag-createDropUser.diff, derby-866-03-aa-resetModifyPassword.diff,
dummyCredentials.properties
>
>
> Proposal to enhance Derby's Built-In DDL User Management. (See proposal spec attached
to the JIRA).
> Abstract:
> This feature aims at improving the way BUILT-IN users are managed in Derby by providing
a more intuitive and familiar DDL interface. Currently (in 10.1.2.1), Built-In users can be
defined at the system and/or database level. Users created at the system level can be defined
via JVM or/and Derby system properties in the derby.properties file. Built-in users created
at the database level are defined via a call to a Derby system procedure (SYSCS_UTIL.SYSCS_SET_DATABASE_PROPERTY)
which sets a database property.
> Defining a user at the system level is very convenient and practical during the development
phase (EOD) of an application - However, the user's password is not encrypted and consequently
appears in clear in the derby.properties file. Hence, for an application going into production,
whether it is embedded or not, it is preferable to create users at the database level where
the password is encrypted.
> There is no real ANSI SQL standard for managing users in SQL but by providing a more
intuitive and known interface, it will ease Built-In User management at the database level
as well as Derby's adoption.

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