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Choosing the data source type

Description

 

To make things simple, we are presenting a set of concerns and the list of data sources that can serve in that context. If you have multiple concerns simply create the intersection of all sets to isolate a list of choices.

 

Concern

Devolutions
Server

SQL
Server

SQL
Azure

MySQL/MariaDB

DODB
Pro

DODB Ent

The database is not accessible to end users.

X

Note 1

Note 1

Note 1

Note 1

Note 1

AD accounts used for authentication

X

X

 

 

 

 

AD group membership used to assign permissions

X

 

 

 

 

 

The data is stored locally

X

X

 

X

 

 

Activity Logs

X

X

X

X

 

 

Data accessible globally

Note 2

Note 3

X

Note 3

X

X

Optional local cache of connections

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Notes

 

Note 1

 

The administrators can create accounts for end users without divulging the passwords. A locked data source definition is imported for each end user. This obviously requires a lot of manual operations.

 

Note 2

 

You should not expose a Devolutions Server instance to the Internet without being able to protect it from DDoS attacks. Strong passwords must be used as well as obscure account names that are not easily inferred using social data mining.

 

Note 3

 

You can indeed expose a RDBMS to the Internet, but you must use SSL/TLS to encrypt traffic, you must also protect against DDoS attacks.