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From "Michael Andre Pearce (IG) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HAWQ-1462) JDBC-PXF - support configuration by config file
Date Thu, 11 May 2017 22:26:04 GMT
Michael Andre Pearce (IG) created HAWQ-1462:
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             Summary: JDBC-PXF - support configuration by config file
                 Key: HAWQ-1462
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HAWQ-1462
             Project: Apache HAWQ
          Issue Type: Sub-task
          Components: PXF
            Reporter: Michael Andre Pearce (IG)
            Assignee: Vineet Goel


The example has the username and password in the connection string.
LOCATION ('pxf://localhost:51200/demodb.myclass'
'?PROFILE=JDBC'
'&JDBC_DRIVER=com.mysql.jdbc.Driver'
'&DB_URL=jdbc:mysql://192.168.200.6:3306/demodb&USER=root&PASS=root'
)
This creates security issue because anyone that can connect to the database will be able to
see the username and password of the JDBC connection.
I suggest changing the URL to a connection profile that points to a file outside of the database.
For Greenplum database and S3, the LOCATION syntax includes "config=/path/to/config_file".
The config_file contains the S3 credentials. This seems like a good pattern to follow here
too.



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