[Zope-DB] User keyed database DA

Charlie Reiman creiman@kefta.com
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 11:43:26 -0700

Hi folks. I've notice a recurring request for user-specific database
connections. Since I need one for the project I'm working on and none seems
to be available, I went ahead and modified two existing products to get what
I need.

So consider this an announcement and a request for feedback. Here's what I
currently have:

exUserFolder: minor modifications to allow extraction of the clear text
password from the user cache and to identify this product as modified.
Please note the password is already stored in the cache so I'm not creating
any security holes. I hope...

DCOracle2: extensive modification to support user-keyed connections. There
is a timeout cache of connections plus a raft of other changes. The standard
anonymous connection is still supported.

And here's my question:

Should I distribute this? I've been programming Zope and python for about 2
weeks now and I'm probably doing Bad Things. Getting this setup to work is
pretty complicated. On top of that, I don't want to step on anyone's toes
and start randomly forking active Products. There's also a host of
limitations: It doesn't (and won't) work with arbitrary DAs and I have no
data on how this would affect the number of active connections.

Let me know what you think. And one more thing: Would zope-dev be a more
appropriate mailing list for this discussion?

Charlie Reiman