Confused with security set up

Discussion in 'Access Security' started by Yappy, May 6, 2010.

  1. Yappy

    Yappy Guest

    I have a database that I want to set up security on as follows:
    Group 1 = Admins will have full access with the ability to make changes, etc.
    Group 2 = Users who will have read only access to all objects in the database

    I want to assign passwords to each group and just give out the passwords to
    the people assigned to their respective group. I do not want to assign/list
    each individual to a group in my database if there is a way to avoid it.

    Is there a way to do this and if so, please point me in the right direction
    for step-by-step instructions.

    Thank you!
    Yappy, May 6, 2010
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  2. What version of access are you working with?

    If it is 2003 or prior then you can use the USER-LEVEL SECURITY feature to
    set everything up in a few minutes.

    However, it is 2007 or 2010 then you're out of luck. MS in their infinite
    wisdom removed this feature so you'd have to create your own security
    measure, login form.... Not hard, but still not for the faint of heart to do
    properly. Search a little on Google and you can find examples to get you off
    to a good start.
    Hope this helps,

    Daniel Pineault
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    Daniel Pineault, May 6, 2010
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  3. Yappy

    Yappy Guest

    I am using 2003. I have searched on Google and am not understanding the
    instructions that I found. I actually found two different sites that gave me
    step by step instructions showing how to create groups and add users. I just
    want the two users groups with different passwords for each to simplify the
    process for everyone.

    I will play with it more but would appreciate some help to get me going in
    the right direction.

    Thanks for you reply.
    Yappy, May 7, 2010
  4. It is impossible to secure the contents of an Access accdb or accde file
    against a user that can open it. It is trivial to turn the use of the
    bypass key back on and make the ribbon and navigation pane completely
    visible giving full read/write access to all tables, macros and queries.
    Stewart Berman, May 30, 2010
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