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CASE Tools - Question
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 15:13:30 +1100

Currently I am using the reverse engineering function in Xcase 8.1 to
create ERD (entity relionship diagrams) for client databases so that I
can check and verify both key and operational controls over the

Xcase 8.1 digrams the relationships and general features of the RDBS
very well (including entity integrity, domain integrity and relational
integrity). It details some security functions and control (such as
triggers) as is related to the business rules. It provides the Select
statements used in views and the stored procedures.

However - it does not process the authentication controls over tables
and many other typical security checks (and I understand that this is
not why case tools have been designed).

I am not interested in a database vulnerability scanner - these do not
check business rules or controls and I have tools for database
vulnerability checking.

The question is, Is there a CASE product that anyone on the list knows
of that ALSO maps the ACLs and other security controls - such as
authorisations and ownership for a database. In this it has to be able
to map the ERD - but with the ACLs as a field in the table, relations
and constraints fields?

Supports Reverse engineering of MSSQL, MySQL and Oracle RDBMS's
ERD - Conceptual Level and ERD - Physical Level display
Relational Data Model (RDM) reporting and SQL Script reporting
But also -
        ACL and ownership information for all relationships, triggers,
tables etc


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Francis Bacon)
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