[development] SQL and connection strings

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Fri Jul 16 13:53:22 UTC 2010

> Adding connection strings to globals avoids the question of, "where are they
> stored and where do they come from?"   If the user is "configuring a
> database connection" for ad hoc queries, do you think the security team
> would consider it a vulnerability to be storing these connection strings
> with variable_set, or some other created table? I haven't really heard a
> "that's crazy,man" response yet... so maybe this is not a concern.  After
> all, we do store password hashes in the DB right?  Oath tokens, etc. ?

You want reversible encryption here. Seems like there is a handy API
module for it: http://drupal.org/project/encrypt

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