After you've installed a Firebird
server, you need to create a database on this server using the
manager". function, or simply
copy any existing database onto a server PC. Since version 5.0
local and shared databases have absolutely identical structure, so
you can use any database file for multi-user access. In this case
you should add a server database into the "Database
Here you need enter a server name
or server IP address and a full path to the database file on
server. Please note that this is a local path to the database. You should not enter a server
name or a network drive here. For example, if your database in the
folder on your server, you should enter this path when create or
add a database connection.
Now you are ready to connect to a
server. Just select your new connection in the "Database
manager" and click the
"Open" button (if you create database, it will be
opened automatically). You will see "Connect to a
Here you see a server name and
database path. Enter user login and password. When connecting for
the first time you should log in using the default administrator
login - SYSDBA, password - masterkey.
You can change default password
for SYSDBA account in the "Users manager" window.
Click OK and you will be connected to the
Now you can add users in the
manager" window. This
function is available only for SYSDBA account.
After this you are ready to work.
Just add a server database into the "Database
manager" window on all client
computers and connect to this database.