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Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

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  • Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

    I'm in the midst of setting up SQL tables for security and am trying to figure out if there's a way to not use the "Active Link" method ?

    I'd prefer pointing the security framework directly to the SQL database instead of the active link solution with dbfs in the middle

    I've searched every setting I can find and do not see anywhere Alpha exposes the connection between the security tables and the security framework. Am I just not seeing it? Is this possible ?

    Thanks, Dave

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    Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

    Hi David

    Yes it is, Alpha bought out a "how to" guide a while ago that covers this. Available via the wiki click here
    Glen Schild



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      Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

      Originally posted by glenschild View Post
      Hi David

      Yes it is, Alpha bought out a "how to" guide a while ago that covers this. Available via the wiki click here
      Glen,

      David already knows that. He is asking to do it without the active-link tables.
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      [email protected]
      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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        Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

        So.... is it possible to not use the active link method and use a standard SQL connection instead?

        I have hunted high and low trying to figure out where this is set in the product and am coming up empty. My current guess is it isn't meant to be changed since the entire framework is tied to it.... but.... if it can be changed I sure would like to give it a shot

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          Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

          Memo to self.

          RTFQ before responding!

          Glen
          Glen Schild



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            Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

            Dave

            I hate to say it can't be done because every time I say that I get shot down. But, if you don't use Alpha's security tables, active-link or otherwise, it won't work because that's how Alpha determines users & groups. So you can't do it, or at least not and still have access to Alpha's built in methods. Of course now that I've made that bold pronouncement watch me be proved wrong.
            Peter
            AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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            https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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              Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

              yep..... I've come to the conclusion the active links are the only way to employ SQL.
              I probably won't be the one to prove you wrong.... even if I did find a way to do it at this point, I would be concerned about future compatibility when new releases/versions come out.

              thanks for the chuckle Glen ! been there done that

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                Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

                The security is designed to only use Active Link tables when using SQL tables. However, if the SQL tables follow the suggested structures, the Active Link tables are not actually used. Instead, the security gets the field map and connection data from the Active Link definition and makes a direct connection to the SQL tables.

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                  Re: Security question - is it possible to bypass using active links ?

                  Hi Jerry.... yep I understood that from the get-go. Was just looking to set this up without the active link definition and understand it can't be done that way. Alpha's security framework is great and I have the active connections working fine for one app/project (I have 8 more to do which prompted me to look for a different method - no biggie tho)

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