Can I create an Interbase User with IBProvider

Posted on 2011-09-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
Hi all,

I would like to create a .NET application using IBProvider that will add users to an Interbase Database.
Any ideas how i can do this?
Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards,

Question by:James Atkin
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by:James Atkin
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Thanks for the information. I have looked through the article, but it appears that you still need to specify a database to make a connection.
In my case, this is a new install with no database - I would like to connect to a server, add users and create a database...

Any ideas (or have I missed something in the article?)


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zvytas earned 500 total points
ID: 36493910
I never used Interbase before, but it should have some kind of "master" database. If that's the case your connection string should connect to the master database, which will allow to create database and users. After that's done you should be able to initiate a SQL command "use <database name>" which will connect to the newly created database.
Another option is to ship the empty database with your application. This would allow you to connect to it straight away and create users on the fly (user creation is described in the article I mentioned earlier).
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by:James Atkin
ID: 36493982
The application currently ships a 'default' database that is programmatically updated. I really wanted to remove this and create from scratch...
I have looked for a master database (I normally use MySQL which is simple!) but I cannot locate one.
I know it is possible to use some of the command line tools to create users, but it would be so much more 'graceful' to do this using some sort of connector...

Expert Comment

ID: 36494192
Please read the article again - user creation is done with connector, NOT command line tools.
I think the best option for you would be ship completely empty database with a single user (so that app can connect to it). You can then connect to this empty database and initialise it, create users etc.

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by:James Atkin
ID: 36494763
Sorry, I wasn't clear...
I didn't mean that the article mentioned command-line, just that this looks like the only option to do what I am after. I wanted to avoid deploying a physical file as we support multiple versions of Interbase for our application.

I have actually just noticed that there is a file "admin.ib" in the root of the interbase installation. I will see if I can use this to connect to... if so, problem solved :-)

Author Closing Comment

by:James Atkin
ID: 36707974
Basically, it looks like it is not possible to do what I am trying to do!
Interbase needs to use the command line tools for user administration.
I will do what you have suggested and ship an 'empty' database with the application and work with this...
Thanks for the help,

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