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Message Posted: Fri, 04 May 2001 @ 15:55:52 GMT

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Subj:   Re: ODBC Access
From:   Geoffrey Rommel

Frank Martinez hammered out this masterpiece:

  I have only been in one location where the client required security for the DBC views, > and didn't let users see them per the standard install....  

  It's the DATA that needs to be secure, not the METADATA! It would seem to me to be a > waste of time to secure metadata, when you could spend the time and effort making sure > the security design for the data is correct.  

Count us as another location that does this very thing. The auditors informed me that we had to secure certain DBC views because, well, people didn't need them to do their jobs. The scenario they dreamed up was that someone could look in the DBC views, find the names and privileges of other users, and then try to log on with those other user ID's. This struck me as extremely far-fetched, but I had to comply anyhow.

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