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From:Christopher R. Jones Date:October 1 1999 3:14pm
Subject:Security in Perl/CGI
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I will be developing a WEB application that allows users to create new
MySQL databases.  I think there are two possible scenarios:
1.  SU adds new users to mysql and the user can then create database.
2.  SU creates new database giving user access to select, insert, delete.

I am concerned about hiding the SU user_id and password in the CGI scripts.  
For example, a CGI script contains something like:
my $db = "buildings";
my $user = "cjones";
my $password = "spikeo";
my $hostname = "";

Any ideas?


Christopher R. Jones, P.Eng.
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