in reply to Re: Basics: CGI MySQL security
in thread Basics: CGI MySQL security

This seems great for super-secure access. But really, I'm trying to keep it simple and a minimal level of security will suffice. If I have some basic login using cookies or http, is it necessary for me also to have the additional security using MySQL logins? I was hoping that the basic web security would be enough and my scripts would all just use the same MySQL ID to access the database...

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Re^3: Basics: CGI MySQL security
by graff (Chancellor) on Oct 13, 2006 at 00:23 UTC
    No, it's not really necessary to have separate MySQL accounts; if your cgi scripting is reasonably well designed and safe, and you're not dealing with content that poses an attractive target for attack or abuse, a single MySQL account is fine.