Talk:Licensing & Security
David (May 24 2009)
If the user decides to use VStar in local mode, i.e. reading only from local text files with no database access, is there really any need for authentication (with CitizenSky.org-obtained credentials)? Recommendation: detect use of local vs database mode and if database mode is selected at any time during a VStar session, require authentication it this has not already happened.
Your recommendation is perfect. Lets go with it. No authorization is needed if the user isn't connecting to the mySQL database.