[Phpmyadmin-devel] $is_superuser and ShowPhpInfo

Sebastian Mendel lists at sebastianmendel.de
Mon Jul 10 17:23:32 CEST 2006

Marc Delisle schrieb:
> Hi,
> after this change:
> http://phpmyadmin.cvs.sourceforge.net/phpmyadmin/phpMyAdmin/main.php?r1=2.83&r2=2.84
> we no longer present the "Show PHP information" to superusers if 
> $cfg['ShowPhpInfo'] is false.
> But, our doc says:
> $cfg['ShowPhpInfo'] boolean
> $cfg['ShowChgPassword'] boolean
> $cfg['ShowCreateDb'] boolean
>      Defines whether to display the "PHP information" and "Change 
> password " links and form for creating database or not for simple users 
> at the starting main (right) frame. This setting does not check MySQL 
> commands entered directly.
> As I read this doc, it seems to apply to "simple users". So I would like 
> to revert to previous behavior. IMO, a superuser should always see this 
> link. The intention of the ShowPhpInfo parameter was to block this 
> information for simple users -- well, at least, to block displaying the 
> link.

but the MySQL and the phpMyAdmin host-system is not always the same -
why should a db-superuser also have all rights on the phpMyAdmin

$cfg['ShowPhpInfo'] should be independent from MySQL superuser


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