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From Alan Burlison <Alan.Burli...@sun.com>
Subject Re: NPE when connecting to database with securityMechanism=8
Date Sat, 25 Aug 2007 08:03:53 GMT
Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:

> OK, I think I see the problem now. It seems like if you connect to a
> database which has derby.connection.requireAuthentication=true using the
> embedded driver, Derby throws a NPE if the securityMechanism connection
> attribute is specified. Specifying the securityMechanism attribute for
> an embedded connection doesn't really make any sense, I think, since it
> says how to send passwords over a network connection, and the embedded
> driver doesn't use the network.

Mekes sense, thanks.

> This means you will have to connect without securityMechanism when you
> connect from within Tomcat (with the embedded driver), and with
> securityMechanism when you connect from the external scripts (with the
> client driver).


> Of course, you should have got an exception with a message explaining
> the problem, not a NPE.

Hmm, aren't unrecognised properties just silently ignored?  Shouldn't 
this be the same?

Alan Burlison

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