You can use the Web Application Management Console to create, modify, and delete data source connection strings to connect to the OnBase database. This utility also allows you to encrypt all of the connection string information in the configuration file for security purposes.
ADO.NET and connection strings are Microsoft .NET Framework concepts, but each database provider (such as SQL Server or Oracle) has its own implementation of ADO.NET. For more information on building a valid connection string or using additional options, see your database provider's documentation on connection strings.
It is important to note the following considerations for connection strings:
It is strongly recommended to use integrated security instead of a database account for authentication. To use integrated security, the Windows user connecting to the database must be the same user that is running the connecting server or service (such as the Application Server). This user must also be configured with the configgp role in the database.
It is strongly recommended to encrypt the connection strings. If they are not encrypted, all data source connection information is visible in the configuration file, including the database user names and passwords in the connection strings.
The following sections cover managing connection strings: