Topic: Thoughts on Two Apps/One DB?

In the interests of security, I've decided that it would be a good idea to keep my admin/reporting tools separate from the web app I'm building (an e-commerce site).

What I've been thinking is that I'll build a small app using Activescaffold that I'll run on my desktop machine (and/or laptop) so that I can administrate the site from those machines without having it sitting on the webserver where the world can find it easily by poking around.

Anyone have any experience doing this?  Any "gotchas" I should be aware of?  Thoughts on the matter?

Re: Thoughts on Two Apps/One DB?

I can't see any immediate problems. Although as long as you secure it, I don't see why you need a seperate app for the admin/reporting tools in the first place.