Issue 42574 - Storage of database password
Summary: Storage of database password
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-02-11 15:24 UTC by jameslee
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
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Description jameslee 2005-02-11 15:24:10 UTC
Request for enhancement: The database access module to store the database
password with the database properties and not prompt the user each session.

Note this means storage between sessions, OOo already retains the password
internally for the session.

Re-entering the password is only a small effort but makes using OOo just a bit
more awkward than it need be.  This should be an optional feature.  Access to
OOo is controlled by access to the system via the system's passwords and
physical security of my front door, for non secret data this is sufficient.  I
don't want to run a database without a password because the database is
available on the network for all users and possibly the outside World should my
firewall fail.

StarOffice 5.2 has this feature.
Comment 1 marc.neumann 2005-02-14 08:26:25 UTC

I reassign this issue to User Experience for evaluating.

Bye Marc
Comment 2 johnix 2007-05-08 15:05:12 UTC
I support this request.

I am deploying OOo as a DB client, in a context where users should not be asked
to remember a database password.

Storing passwords in the OOo files allows to handle access privileges at the
filesystem level.