The user name and password

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When InterBase checks to see whether the user running gbak is authorized to do so, it determines the user according to the following hierarchy:

  • The -user that is specified, with a correct password, as part of the gbak command.
  • The user and password specified in the ISC_USER and ISC_PASSWORD environment variables, provided they also exist in the InterBase security database. (Setting these environment variables is strongly not recommended, since it is extremely insecure.)
  • UNIX only: If no user is specified at any of the previous levels, InterBase uses the UNIX login if the user is running on the server or on a trusted host.

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