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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Security » Data security » Database access


Password security

Passwords are an important part of any database security system. To be secure, passwords must be difficult to guess, and they must not be easily accessible on users' hard drives or other locations. SQL Anywhere passwords are always case sensitive. You can specify a function used for password authentication with the verify_password_function option. See verify_password_function option.

 Implement a login policy
 Change the default user ID and password
 Implement minimum password lengths
 Implement password expiration
 Do not include passwords in ODBC data sources
 Encrypt configuration files containing passwords
 Use password verification