Is This Content Helpful?
We're glad to know this article was helpful.
Use the JDBC-ODBC Bridge to implement ArcIMS authentication with a RDBMS database
ArcIMS offers two methods for restricting access to map services through the ArcIMS Servlet Connector using an Access Control List (ACL):
1) ArcXML text file
2) JDBC connection to a database
Maintaining a dynamic ACL using the file-based method is cumbersome since the Servlet Engine must be restarted after each change and the content of the ACL uses a proprietary ArcXML format. The JDBC-based method offers the ability to make dynamic changes to an ACL along with management benefits and familiarity inherent to a relational database.
When using an Access database the first authentication attempt to the Web site will lock the database, requiring the servlet engine to be restarted for changes to be made
Even though these articles were written for these particular databases, it is theoretically possible to use these steps with any RDBMS that has an ODBC driver.