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Thread: Informix ODBC

  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Informix ODBC

    I support a Client/Server application that uses an Informix database.
    We have a 3rd party application that uses native Informix drivers to connect to the database.
    We have also wrote our own VB application that connects to the database, it uses Datadirect 5.3 drivers to connect to the database on a different port than Informix.

    We have bad users that connect to the database with the needed ODBC connections, and run there own sql etc.

    Since Informix database authentication is tied to the unix login, and all users know there Unix login, there is now way to stop these unwanted connections.

    Is there a 3rd party tool to encrypt an application password to the Unix password, or something that will allow/disallow connection at the unix TCP port level, or anything that can help us stop the users doing this?

    thanks Kevin

  2. #2
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    Has anyone ever dealt with this issue?
    Anyone have any ideas on how to deal with this?

    thanks Kevin

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