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allow the general public to access my data base without using my password in the code
Posted by: Rudi Hammad
Date: April 21, 2023 07:10AM

I literally learn mysql 2 days ago so I am really new to it and networking in general.The reason why I learned it is because I am writing C++ plugins in a 3d animation software, and I want this plugins to work only if the user is registered in my data base.

So far I was able to connect to my remote server and extract the data I need to validate the use of the plugin (using mysql_connection.h). Basically I have a list of m.a.c address provided by the users, and I the mac is registered in my data base table, then the plugin works.

Now here is my question. To be able to connect to my data base I had to write inside of my code my user name and password. Even if everything is compiled I know you should never put your password.
So what is the process to follow to have anyone accessing the data base in my code without revealing my password.

I did some research and read terms like create a service to you app, use php, user REST API, but to be honest, being new to this I have no idea what to do.
Can someone give me some advice on what is the work flow?

This would also apply for a game leadboard online. How can I have the player accessing my data base to insert his score without providing sensible information like the password etc...?


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