[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Turn off Logging of db username and password

Chris Fitzpatrick Chris.Fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org
Tue Aug 11 05:51:47 EDT 2015

Hi Joshua,

Agreed that the password should be removed from the URL being printed to the log.

The config.rb file is a ruby file that's interpreted by the application. So if you don't want the password stored in this file as text, you can always do something like store it in an environment variable, encrypt it, or store it a file in another location. You should also lock down the file level permission on application, and you can also lock down the access to the MySQL to only allow specific users from specific IPs.


Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Joshua D. Shaw <Joshua.D.Shaw at dartmouth.edu>
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Turn off Logging of db username and password

Does anyone know of a way to turn off the logging of the mysql database username and password in the output log? I've set my log level to "fatal" in the config file, but I still see the username and password. I'd love to know if there's away to remove this as its (potentially) another security hole - along with having the username and password in clear text in the config file.

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