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configure alternate paths to included files

Thread began 1/27/2014 12:49 pm by sysop349733 | Last modified 1/27/2014 1:10 pm by sysop349733 | 355 views | 2 replies |

sysop349733

configure alternate paths to included files

Hello,

I'm wondering if it is possible to configure the path to some included files for increased security, (paths outside the publicly accessible web root.) One of these might be more about Dreamweaver than Webassist, specifically:

1. The path to the Webassist security key file.

2. Path to the database connection file.

I can "hand code" these in the files that use them, of course, but I'm wondering if there is a way set their default paths to alternate locations to begin with, so that Webassist will use the alternate paths by default.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no, there is not a way to change the default paths, and using the standard paths should not be a problem.

those files do not contain any code that is readable by a web browser. to see the contents of those files, a hacker would need to access the source code directly through the file system

even if they where stored outside of the web root, if the hacker gains access to the servers file system, they will still be able to access those files and the content.

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sysop349733

Although I've never experienced it, I've heard this described as best practices in case the web server should stop parsing php for some reason. Still, I won't lose any sleep over it.

Thanks.

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