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Report From: InterBase/Server/Security    [ Add a report in this area ]  
Report #:  7911   Status: Reported
Please correct default administrator login name
Project:  InterBase Build #:  7.1
Version:    7.1 Submitted By:   John Kaster
Report Type:  Suggestion / Enhancement Request Date Reported:  4/15/2004 4:22:44 PM
Severity:    Serious / Highly visible problem Last Updated:
Platform:    Not OS or platform specific Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: None  Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
Voting and Rating
Overall Rating: (6 Total Ratings)
3.33 out of 5
Total Votes: 1
The default administrator login name is not correct. The default login name is "sysdba", but InterBase does not require a Database Administrator, so this default login name is confusing.

I suggest the default login name be made "sysnondba" to make it clear you don't need to get all kinds of training as a Database Administrator in order to install and use InterBase.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install InterBase
2. login as the default administrator "sysdba"
3. use InterBase
// Realize that you should have logged in as "sysnondba"

Patrick Moloney at 4/28/2004 2:21:52 PM -
SYSDBA and masterkey are complicated enough - especially when explaining to non-tech prospects.   admin and password would have been better - oh so long ago. But here we are so let's leave it alone.
On the positive side, Sysdba provides an administrator level of control for those who feel they need it.  It handles that objection and defeats the perception of an immature database.

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