AW: Re(2): [Phpmyadmin-devel] Re: 2.3.0 Roadmap Discussion

Jay F. Davis jfdavis at
Tue Apr 30 07:19:08 CEST 2002

I think the relations table should go in the user's database. I don't
think we should get into user permissions issues. That is definitely
something MySQL should handle, not phpMyAdmin.

I'm not real familiar with the configuration scheme in phpMyAdmin, but
isn't there a way to have separate configuration options for individual
users? (So that each user can have a separate relations table?)

If it is not possible to have separate configurations per user, then the
relations table definitely belongs within each user database. (I guess it
would have to have a default name.)

Jay Davis

On Tue, Apr 30, 2002, Beck, Mike <mike.beck at> wrote:

>> Unless I'm misunderstanding the question, the appropriate 
>> place to manage
>> user permissions is within MySQL. You grant select access to the
>> relations table for everyone, but only the administrator gets 
>> access to
>> UPDATE the relations table.
>this won't work for ISPs - can't see them handling the relations for a few
>hundred clients databases. so there is only two possibilities:
>a) have the relationstable in the users database
>for modifying the relationtable test the users rights on the table. i have
>written a script to modify the relationtable (without this feature) and sent
>it to marc, hope it will be in cvs as soon as he finished restructuring the
>tbl_properties page (it is suppossed to be called with a link from this
>i think the neat way to do it would be to make this script check if a user
>wants to put in links from table "a" as mastertable to test if he has e.g.
>the alterpriv for table "a".
>mike beck
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