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storing passwords in database

hi,

I would like to store windows passwords and usernames in database.
Please tell me where to start?
What database can I use?
Can I use free microsoft database?

Thanks

Bart
Jul 20 '05 #1
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bl*******@lexon.ws (Bartosz Wegrzyn) wrote in message news:<44**************************@posting.google. com>...
hi,

I would like to store windows passwords and usernames in database.
Please tell me where to start?
What database can I use?
Can I use free microsoft database?

Thanks

Bart


It's not really clear why you want to store "Windows" passwords in a
database - it would usually be better to leave authentication to the
operating system. If you're asking generally about encrypting data
within SQL Server, then this page may be helpful:

http://www.sqlsecurity.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=22

As for which database to use, that depends on your skills, budget and
environment. MSDE is a free version of SQL Server:

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/msde/default.asp

Simon
Jul 20 '05 #2
bl*******@lexon.ws (Bartosz Wegrzyn) wrote in message news:<44**************************@posting.google. com>...
hi,

I would like to store windows passwords and usernames in database.
Please tell me where to start?
What database can I use?
Can I use free microsoft database?

Thanks

Bart


If free is your primary interest, you may want to go with something
like mySQL. Access is fine for small projects, but you will have to
buy it. MS SQL costs alot. I don't think you can use Microsoft and
free together in the same sentence. I'm guessing you are not a
database person which means a few things:
1. mySQL is hard to install and configure
2. Access is relatively cheap

Doug Wines
Cobalt Data, Inc.
http://www.cobaltdata.com
Jul 20 '05 #3
> I don't think you can use Microsoft and
free together in the same sentence.


Microsoft MSDE is free. :-)

--
David Portas
SQL Server MVP
--
Jul 20 '05 #4
On 9 Jul 2004 00:59:06 -0700, dw****@cobaltdata.com (D Wines) wrote:
If free is your primary interest, you may want to go with something
like mySQL.


Or for something truly free, Firebird.
Jul 20 '05 #5
"David Portas" <RE****************************@acm.org> wrote in message news:<jI********************@giganews.com>...
I don't think you can use Microsoft and
free together in the same sentence.


Microsoft MSDE is free. :-)


I do have some experience with mysql.
I am able to install the database server and create a php interface to
the database. All I want is to store username in a database.
I am having a lot of problems with people that work in our school.
The forget passwords, so we would like to give them a option to login
to the website and then by asking a questions gice a option to eset or
chage the password.

Thanks
Jul 20 '05 #6
"David Portas" <RE****************************@acm.org> wrote in message news:<jI********************@giganews.com>...
I don't think you can use Microsoft and
free together in the same sentence.


Microsoft MSDE is free. :-)


Alright, you got me there. I can't imagine why that one slipped my brain. :)
Jul 20 '05 #7

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