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Posted on 2011-03-02
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I have several users of my C# .NET program that are getting this error when running gsec.exe to set the user id and password for the database.

All of them have this in common:
they are all running Windows 7 Home Premium
in all cases, when first executing the program, the user id and password were not defined
Firebird version is 2.5.2 (as shown in the properties of FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient.dll

How can I fix this?
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by:NickUpson
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Please attempt to reproduce using gsec from the commandline so we can tell if the issue is gsec, c# or the interface between the 2
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Hi Nick... it doesn't fail for me... let me ask you another question:  I believe the user id and password are the issue.  Since I have created the d/b and tables here (in my office) and then just give them the .fdb file to upload, isn't there a way I can set the user id and password here so it's already in the d/b when they download it?  (the user id and password are the same for all users)
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no you cannot "set the user id and password here so it's already in the d/b when they download it" but you could create a security database with the correct id & passwd in and have them install that as well. Note that the internals of the security db are version specific and firebird has to be shutdown while it's replaced.

Another option would be to use the embedded version of firebird, which doesn't care about the userid anyway
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by:rmmarsh
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I thought I was using the Embedded version... isn't FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient.dll the embedded version?

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by:rmmarsh
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One more thing Nick... when I decided to use Firebird several years ago, I thought that using an embedded server would prevent users from networking to the database.  Is this not true with the embedded server?
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the embedded one is has "embedded" in the name, If I remember correctly you can network to embedded but only 1 connection at a time is permitted
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It looks like you have to have one "regular Firebird server" which will listen for the connections...  thanks, Nick.
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