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Managing & Using MySQL, 2nd Edition by Hugh E. Williams, Randy Yarger, George Reese, Tim King

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Application Security

Earlier in the chapter, we noted how it is the responsibility of individual applications to manage their own users. This user management is a small part of the larger problem of database application security. As an application architect, you are responsible for designing your application to protect its data and ensure that a compromise against it cannot impact other applications.

How you approach application security is heavily dependent on the architecture of your application. Chapter 8 goes into the details of database application architecture. For the purposes of this chapter, however, we will talk about two common components under many architectures: application servers and clients.

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