try to get phpmyadmin to work

Lonnie Olson lists at kittypee.com
Fri Apr 24 13:07:01 MDT 2009


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Doran L. Barton <fozz at iodynamics.com> wrote:
> This whole connecting-to-your-database-as-root business always makes me
> skittish. PostgreSQL FTW!

Doran is right about being skittish about
connecting-to-your-database-as-root.  However, that is completely
unrelated to using PostgreSQL vs MySQL.  No applications should ever
connect as root.  root should only be used to manage
users/permissions.

He may also be right about the being skittish about the Oracle buyout
too.  I know I am worried.  :(

Back to phpmyadmin.  Don't put the root password in the config file!
Eeek!  Bad touch, bad, bad.
Either create a new user with just enough permissions to accomplish
your goals, or at the very least leave phpmyadmin to prompt you for
user and password information.  Or bettter, do both.  Use a new user
that you enter every time you connect with phpmyadmin.

--lonnie



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