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Learning Mambo : A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Building Your Website by Douglas Paterson

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Creating a Database User

Now that things seem to be working fine, we will create a database user that can access only the Mambo database. This user is not a human, but will be used by Mambo to connect to the database while it performs its data-handling activities. The advantage of creating a database user is that it adds an extra level of security to our installation. Mambo will be able to work with data only in this database (in the MySQL server), and no other. Also, Mambo will be restricted in the operations it can perform on the tables in this database. This will be useful in case our system is hacked by some outside evil.

The reason we did not do this before was that Mambo creates its own database, and creates tables in that. It requires a ...

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