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Discussion on: What's your experience with text IDs in SQL database?

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Rolf Streefkerk

No, auto incremented IDs or not does not have any bearing on security whatsoever. As I've already mentioned, obscurity does not equal security. Just because you choose a random identifier does not make it suddenly more secure.
Your statement would only be correct if it is indeed obscurity that was the only mechanism of protection.

I would say if there's a business need for certain identifier to exist, that should be the primary reason next to any technical requirement that may arise due to sharding/distributed data storage.