List of user authentication properties

This table summarizes the various properties related to user authentication.

Table 1. User authentication properties
Property Name Use
derby.connection.requireAuthentication Turns on user authentication.
derby.authentication.provider Specifies the kind of user authentication to use.
derby.authentication.server For LDAP user authentication, specifies the location of the server.
derby.authentication.ldap.searchAuthDN, derby.authentication.ldap.searchAuthPW, derby.authentication.ldap.searchFilter, and derby.authentication.ldap.searchBase Configures the way that DN searches are performed.
derby.user.UserName Creates a user name and password for the built-in user repository in Derby.
derby.authentication.builtin.algorithm Specifies the message digest algorithm to use to protect the passwords that are stored in the database when using built-in authentication.
java.naming.* JNDI properties. See Appendix A in the JNDI API reference for more information about these properties.
Important: Derby's built-in authentication mechanism is suitable only for development and testing purposes. It is strongly recommended that production systems rely on LDAP or a user-defined class for authentication. It is also strongly recommended that production systems protect network connections with SSL/TLS.
Related concepts
Enabling user authentication
Defining users
External directory service
Built-in Derby users
Programming applications for Derby user authentication