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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Unanswered: Database Security Question and best practices.

    I'm building a system which will be stored on a server that will have several user types, whom will have or should have access to different controls.

    I have a table with all the user info and level of access preset.

    My question, is there a way to have MS Access upon loading the database, call the network, local computer, and get the login user name then cross check it off the table of users to varify the user? Windows XP pro is what OS we are using.


    Would it just be better to keep the security stuff 'in house' and just have the users have ID's and passwords they have to use each time the open the system?

    This is the first time I've ever had to do somthing like this, so examples of syntax or references to, and or an explination of what the syntax is doing would be, well, it would just be awesome and very much appreciated.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Either way works. You can either use the network login details or you can have usernames and passwords handled internally. Ultimately it's up to you.

    There are examples in the code bank re the former.

    I personally use the latter most of the time.

    Sorry, not enough time to show syntax, site reference or explain exactly how to do both
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