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New user of JDBC - Seeking help

 
Anonymous
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I only recently started to learn about java. I understand the basics but I've been having to struggle to pick up the advanced stuff. To start with I should lay out the background for my question. I've got a space on one of those sites that offers free web space. I can upload but I don't have any of the administrator type priviliges with the server. I've had some of my friends suggest setting up a community page for a sci-fi convention we all attend. The one catch is the desire for password protection. I know in theory what is needed but I need help on some of the coding. The actual security concerns aren't large so I wanted to use an Access database for the passwords and user names. What I need to know is how to conect my applet to database stored in the same directory on the server. Given my limitations on set-up, If possible I'd like to hear about possible ways to avoid having to use DSNs (or anything else that has to be registered to work) for the connection. If I can figure out this one thing I can set up my applet. I look forward to hearing anything that would increase my knowledge of JDBC.
 
Frank Hale
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Why don't you try storing your passwords and users in a different way. Like in a file which is encrypted. Your applet downloads the file unencrypts it and determines if a user has access or not. Since you said security isn't a very high issue this might suffice.
I just can't see the MS Access thing working with a free account with no administrator privileges.
Frank
 
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