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Re: InstantDB: Basic security (user/password authentication)


Anil Hemrajani wrote:

>> Why do you need InstantDB to have user/password authorization?  If the
>> InstantDB engine resides only on your application server host, to which
>> only you have access, then only your apps on that server should have
>> access to the embedded database engine.  
> 
> 
> Because we plan to use InstantDB for Java courses, using one JSP/Servlet
> Engine (ie. single VM).  We'll allow students to load their own copies of
> InstantDB from these JSP/Servlets and we but don't want them to have the 
> ability to view/modify databases of other students.

So why not just use separate VMs and operating system security for the 
db files? I've found that you
need to bring the servlet engine up and down from time to time during 
development, reloading not
withstanding.

Scott

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