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LOOKING AT THE SECURITY USER INTERFACE

You've already learned how to add a password to a database through the user interface. The following sections demonstrate how to create new users and groups, assign permissions for the database and its objects, change the owner of an object, encrypt a database, and—finally— create a new workgroup information file.

Working with PIDs, SIDs, WIDs, and Passwords

Before you learn how to create a user or a group, you need to understand one additional fundamental security concept. When you create a user or a group (or a workgroup information file, in some sense), what you're actually doing is creating a security identifier (SID). A SID is an encrypted string used to identify a user or group.

When creating a user ...

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