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Enabling User Authentication

Enabling User Authentication

To enable user authentication, set the derby.connection.requireAuthentication property to true. Otherwise, Derby does not require a user name and password. You can set this property as a system-wide property or as a database-wide property.

For a multi-user product, you would typically set it for the system in the derby.properties file for your server, since it is in a trusted environment.

If you start a Derby system with user authentication enabled but without defining at least one user, you will not be able to shut down the system gracefully. When Derby is running in a connectivity server and user authentication is turned on, stopping the server requires a user name and password. You will need to alter shutdown scripts accordingly.

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