1)You could add the connection data dynamically from your program rather than having the connection data stored on the server. So you would be asked for the Database User password when you ran the program.
The password could then be placed in a variable for the rest of the session. In future sessions your browser might even cache it for you if you want it to.
2)Poke everybodys eyes out with a sharp stick!
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