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TitleProgress SQL-92: Grant privileges Without Creating Users?
URL Name20692
Article Number000139679
EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Version: 9.x
Product: OpenEdge
Version: All Supported Versions
OS: All Supported Platforms
Question/Problem Description
How to perform select queries against Database without adding users?
How to query a database using SQL-92 without adding users to the database?
How to grant permissions to a user without adding them to the _user table
Can a DBA grant privileges without creating users?
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A DBA may grant privileges to users who do not exist in the _user table by granting users to the PUBLIC domain. Granting permissions to public domain gives the specified privileges on the table or view to any user with access to the system.

When using SQL-92, only users who have been given permission via the SQL GRANT statement can access the tables. For example:

GRANT SELECT ON PUB.STATE TO PUBLIC;
COMMIT;



The Progress SQL-92 database allows definition of security through the GRANT and REVOKE statements without the need to create users. Alternatively, A DBA can choose to create users in order to enable authorization. If this is the case, all users are required to use a valid username and password to connect to the database.
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Reference to other documentation:
Progress SQL-92 Guide and Reference.
Progress Database Administration Guide and Reference.

Progress Article(s):
How to grant privileges to SQL-92 users from SQL explorer?
Basic Guide to Defining Progress SQL-92 Database Permissions & Security
 
Last Modified Date9/13/2015 3:22 AM
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