Bob Sanderson wrote:This is one way to do it> I have created a MySQL database for my company which is accessed by PHP
> pages. I would like to permit some users to edit the records but allow
> others read-only access. However, I don't want to have to enter a password
> every time I want to edit a record. Is there a way to use our network login
> to do this? If not, what is the easiest way to accomplish this? The
> database is running on our server and is not accessible via the net.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
In mysql use CREATE USER and GRANT to set up a user account with read
only permissions, you probably have a user account with full
permissions to use but you may want to setup another user account with
limited write permissions to give to others.
In the php script call a system command to get the login name of the
current user. On *nix systems its 'whoami', on windows I think its
whoami.exe but don't quote me on that..
Check the result of whoami and change the user and password arguments
in mysql_connect accordingly.