Idea Details

Remove the need for direct database connectivity from DevTest Workstation

Last activity 01-25-2018 11:25 AM
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09-26-2016 10:57 AM

Ever since the introduction of DevTest 8+, every Workstation has had the requirement for direct database connectivity. In v7 and earlier, direct database connectivity was a pre-requisite, but Workstation was able to work without it.


In environments where Workstation is in a protected domain and can't access the database directly, dirty workarounds are needed.


All database fields that Workstation needs to interact with are also seen by Registry, so I would like to see Workstation use middleware calls to access this information rather than have direct database connection.


01-25-2018 11:25 AM

In restrictive, overly security-conscious environments, it may be very difficult to get the permissions for the the firewalls to be opened this broadly.

01-05-2018 01:18 PM

And, when NT Authenticated security is used, individual users not having access to the DevTest databases creates a lot of errors in the security logs which creates issues.

10-13-2017 03:23 PM

This would reduce a firewall rule by one.  Many customer DBAs don't like a wide open database connection.

07-18-2017 03:18 PM

Also,  if you are running a suite from the workstation,  and the workstation is not able to connect directly to the database,  you wont see the suite level report.