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Database Administration
Protecting Your Data : Maintaining Security

Maintaining Security

As an OpenEdge database administrator, you want to ensure that only authorized users connect to a database, as well as prevent unauthorized users from modifying or removing database files and objects.
For more information about the security features of OpenEdge, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Core Business Services - Security and Auditing. For more information about establishing a user identity, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Identity Management.
Caution: Before changing your database's security implementation, make a backup of the original database. This way you can restore the original database if you cannot undo some of the security measures you set. For example, if you are the sole security administrator and you forget your user ID or password, you might be denied access to the database and the data contained in it. However, if you have a backup of the original database, you can restore it. To prevent such a mishap, designate at least two security administrators for each database.
* Establishing an OpenEdge user ID and password
* Establishing authentication for your OpenEdge database
* Connection security
* Running a user report
* Schema security
* Operating systems and database security