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  1. #1
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    Feb 2000

    I have come across sites that differentiate schema owner from application owner. What is the benefit for implementing such a security model.
    I have tried searching the technet site but did not find any papers or documentaion. Any feedback will be appreciated.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Portsmouth, NH, USA


    Perhaps you are referring to the application connecting as a different user than actually owns the tables or schema?

    Makes sense. Then you can just grant the necessary table and procedure priviledges to the APP_USER. That way the application cannot drop tables or mess with your DB in ways you do not want it to.

    Is that what you are referring to?

    - Magnus

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Hi Jgmagnus:

    That's exactly correct.

    But what if the app requires on the fly d/b object creation (say a form based application) where the user can design his own form and have the data stored in a table. Is there a way to control that ?


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