From: tedd

>At 2:36 PM -0400 9/24/10, Bastien Koert wrote:
>>On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 2:26 PM, tedd <> wrote:
>>>  At 2:09 PM -0400 9/24/10, Bastien Koert wrote:
>>>>  @tedd,
>>>>  He wants not techie users to create new systems for their clients
>>>>  they sign up. It involves creating a DB and he's wondering about
>>>>  security for that. The main part of the app needs the least priv's
>>>>  run (select, update, insert [,delete]) while the creating the DB
>>>>  obviously takes more. The OP was asking how to best handle that
>>>>  the he didn't want to give the main app DB user account more privs
>>>>  than needed.
>>>  Okay, what does creating "new systems for their clients" mean?
>>>  What I want to know is specifically what these non-techie users
intend to
>>>  do?
>>>  Please don't answer that they want to set up accounts for their
>>>  because that is meaningless to me. That could mean anything.
>>  > So, what specifically are these non-techie users going to do?
>>Create a DB schema, create and populate tables.
> Creating a DB schema is not for non-techies -- you really need to 
> know what you are doing to do this.
> But we all live with what we create.

I suspect he actually means create a new table using a predefined
schema. But unfortunately, he doesn't appear to know enough about the
problem to be able to explain it. He is either in way over his depth, or
hasn't done a very good job of defining his requirements.

Bob McConnell

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