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Terminating A Developer

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Hi,

One of our developers finished up with us today without any notice.

While I don't think they will cause any problems, they have full access to one of our major projects:

- root server
- database
- domain
etc...

Apart from changing the passwords for each of the above, can you advise on anything else we should consider / include in locking down the project?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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One issue, especially if you are concerned about the developers good will, is to make sure none of the code base for the project has been tampered with, deleted or otherwise rendered unusable.  Certainly on a back up of your test system, reload all completed aspects of the project to make sure all the libraries, and code files are still available and still work.   Doing this on your regular test system could cause issues, if some malevolent intent was carried out.

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Thank you. I'm not worried about copying code at all. Anyone can build / replicate any system these days (separate conversation).

I'm more worried about someone messing with the code so that parts of the application stop working.
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Do you use source control?
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I'm more worried about someone messing with the code so that parts of the application stop working.
Source Control will prevent this and is also a valid point
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