[development] using UID 1 (was Re: Overriding node_db_rewrite_sql())

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Jul 27 01:30:03 UTC 2007

On Thursday 26 July 2007, Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:

> So, if folks feel strongly one way or another could they please edit
> that page (or respond here) with some of the reasons why you should
> "never use user #1".
> If you're going to say "for the same reasons as you never use root on
> unix" then please take the time to enumerate those reasons - I'm not
> sure I believe that comparison so having the list of reasons would
> help the discussion.
> Regards,
> Greg
> [1] http://drupal.org/user/1
> [2] http://groups.drupal.org/user/1

- Log into your Drupal site.
- Visit http://evilbadsite.com/
- Run Javascript on evilbadsite.com automatically.
- Watch your Drupal session be hijacked.

Would you rather have uid 1's session hijacked, or your normal user account 

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