Protecting Option Files

1.6.1 Problem

Your MySQL username and password are stored in your option file, and you don't want other users reading it.

1.6.2 Solution

Change the file's mode to make it accessible only by you.

1.6.3 Discussion

If you use a multiple-user operating system such as Unix, you should protect your option file to prevent other users from finding out how to connect to MySQL using your account. Use chmod to make the file private by setting its mode to allow access only by yourself:

% chmod 600 .my.cnf

Using the mysql Client Program

Writing MySQL-Based Programs

Record Selection Techniques

Working with Strings

Working with Dates and Times

Sorting Query Results

Generating Summaries

Modifying Tables with ALTER TABLE

Obtaining and Using Metadata

Importing and Exporting Data

Generating and Using Sequences

Using Multiple Tables

Statistical Techniques

Handling Duplicates

Performing Transactions

Introduction to MySQL on the Web

Incorporating Query Resultsinto Web Pages

Processing Web Input with MySQL

Using MySQL-Based Web Session Management

Appendix A. Obtaining MySQL Software

Appendix B. JSP and Tomcat Primer

Appendix C. References

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EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 412
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