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First-day-on-the-job dev: I accidentally nuked production database, was instantly fired

Lee D Silver badge

AND WHY?!

Why would you do that? Is he going to be committing to the live database on his first day? No. Read-access, yes. Write? No.

Least privilege principle. If you don't have write access to it, you can't damage it.

And what prat just puts passwords for write-access on the production database in a document that's going to end up just-about-anywhere in six month's time?

This is my question, not "how", which you answer. WHY!?

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