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Security concerns: Copied database files


If a database file can be copied, the temporary public login_mode option should be used (both for integrated and Kerberos logins). This way, integrated and Kerberos logins are not supported by default if the file is copied.

If a database contains sensitive information that needs to be protected from unauthorized access, the computer where the database files are stored should be protected from unauthorized access. If this is not possible, then there is a security risk since the database files could be copied and unauthorized access to the data may be obtained on another computer. To increase security in such environments, the following steps are recommended: