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JAVA - Create Accounts

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I'm creating a game through a JAVA applet. I want to be able to create a register account ability. Can anyone point me in the right direction to a tutorial for creating accounts for a game through java and/or if you can give me the jist of what needs to be done. I am still fairly new to programming so if you can go easy on the extremely technical terms or describe them that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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You need a Web- / Database-Server where you store the Accounts into Database (SQL Statements for creating Tables and so on), e.g. MySQL should be right for beginning.

Link: http://www.mysql.com/

2.1)
Use JDBC
Link: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/connector-j-usagenotes-basic.html

This is not secure for Client deployment. You need to store the DB-User and DB-Password in your Java-Source file. These files can be easily decompiled (Don't trust the Client).

2.2)
Use a PHP (whatever server-side) Proxy for the communication between your App and the Database.

Hope it helps :)

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Definitely above what I know so far lol but at least now I know where to start hunting, thanks.

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Unless we understand your experience level, it is hard to guage what kind of advice to give you. Have you used SQL before? What about JDBC?

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