[olug] protecting MySQL password on multi-user system

Eric P eric.maillist at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 02:38:05 UTC 2006

I'm on a multi-user Linux system running PHP and MySQL.

Whenever I do an SQL query, I include a file just under the web root w/the MySQL username and password.

Even though it's under the web root, I have to keep this file's permission at 644 permissions, or else I get 'permission

Am I missing something here?  I definately don't want this file readable by 'other'.

Any advice for the correct approach to this would be greatly appreciated!

Eric Pierce

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