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Access database security...?

By eewing ·
Hi all, I apologize for the newbie question, but can't find the info I'm looking for anywhere. I'm building my first web application, and have an Access database I want to connect to. The database contains somes tables of information that I want to make sure stays secure (customer addresses, cc #'s, etc.); at the same time, I want to be able to plug some information in on web pages without requiring the user to login, etc. My question is, is there a way to make sure my database stays secure? ... and how do I go about doing that? Many thanks for any help and advice you can provide.

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RE: Access database security...?

by rgreene In reply to Access database security. ...

Access has at least 3 security features to consider:
1. Database Password - simple password protection for opening the mdb file.
2. Workgroup Administrator - uses a workgroup file (system.mdw by default) to create users, put them in groups and give those groups limited rights. Password protect the Admin account, and logon from the web page using a limited account...
3. Encrypt - physically scramble the data as it written to disk, so low level utilities can't read data strings from the mdw.

I recommend doing 2 and 3. Even you Encrypt, I also recommend storing the data file in a folder/share that the web engine (ASP or whatever) can access, but that the end user cannot access via http, ftp or anything else. There are many utilities for recovering/hacking Access mdw files!

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pwd the mdb and use components to commun

by Aaron_kempf In reply to Access database security. ...

pwd the mdb and use components to communicate

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Excellent Access Security URL

by timfox In reply to Access database security. ...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fsupport%2Faccess%2Fcontent%2Fsecfaq%2Easp

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