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From: Bryce Verdier <bryceverdier () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:00:51 -0800

Hello,

So I've been writing a Perl script for my job. The script will be run from a cron job (interval not yet set) and deposit some information to a database. The database has a user with minimal rights to insert data.

So my question is with regards to how should the database user credentials be kept. So far the discussion has had three options:

1) credentials within the script
2) command line
3) config file

Each one has their own advantages & disadvantages but I would like to get the opinion of the community as to which one gets the label of "best practices".

Thanks in advance guys,

Bryce

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