A user ID with REMOTE DBA authority has full DBA authority only:
In MobiLink, when the connection is made from the SQL Anywhere synchronization client (dbmlsync) utility. The REMOTE DBA authority
enables dbmlsync to have full access to the database. Any other connection using the same user ID is granted no special authority.
See Permissions for dbmlsync.
In SQL Remote, when the connection is made from the Message Agent. The REMOTE DBA authority enables the Message Agent to have
full access to the database to make any changes contained in the messages. Any other connection using the same user ID is
granted no special authority.
The REMOTE DBA authority avoids having to grant full DBA authority to the user ID, thereby avoiding security problems associated
with distributing DBA user IDs and passwords.
For example, a SQL Remote user ID with REMOTE DBA authority has no extra permissions on any connection apart from the Message
Agent. Even if the user ID and password for a REMOTE DBA user is widely distributed, there is no security problem. As long
as the user ID has no permissions beyond CONNECT granted on the database, no one can use this user ID to access data in the