There are various security parameters that can be applied on a central repository to make it secure.
Various security parameters are −
Authentication − This allows only authentic users to log in to the central repository.
Authorization − This allows the user to assign different level of permissions for each object.
Auditing − This is used to maintain the history of all the changes made to an object. You can check all the previous versions and revert to the older versions.
In a multiuser development environment, it is always advisable to work in central repository method.
To create a non-secure central repository follow the given steps −
Step 1 − Create a database, using database management system, which will act as a central repository.
Step 2 − Go to a Repository Manager.
Step 3 − Select the Repository type as Central. Enter the database details such as User Name and Password and click Create.
Step 4 − To define a connection to the Central Repository, Tools → Central Repository.
Step 5 − Select the Repository in Central Repository connection and click the Add icon.
Step 6 − Enter the password for the central repository and click the Activate button.
To create a secure Central Repository, go to the Repository Manager. Select the Repository Type as Central. Click the Enable Security Check box.