[development] install should optionally create the database
weitzman at tejasa.com
Thu Oct 12 02:43:13 UTC 2006
Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:
> On 10/11/06, Drupal Indonesia <support at drupal-id.com> wrote:
>> 1. On the installation screen say: "You must enter a db username with
>> DB rights, otherwise please create the DB first"
> If they enter the db username that has "create database" permissions
> into the screen they are most likely doing it http. So, it's passed
> along in plain text. Yikes.
Um, uid=1 and everyone else already logs in with plain text. and you have to
use uid=1 to update your site, so just never using that account is not an
option (unless you hack update.php, which puts in an 'expert' class as we
aren't really talking about that class of admins now).
there is actually nothing one can do with the DB password alone. you still
have to break the server some other way in order to interact with the DB. we
shouldn't just show DB password for fun, but one web form during install is
acceptable IMO, and in the opinions of other web app makers.
i agree that having drupal create the DB for those that want it is a great
next step. if you don't like that feature, don't use it. experienced drupal
admins are quite likely to skip the whole installer, IMO.
this is all 6.0 stuff, so lets not spend too much time on it now. we have to
get 5.0 bugs shaken out first.
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