WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
A description of the database security features available in Access 2010
A discussion of security features of the ACCDB file format
A discussion of security features of the MDB file format
Step-by-step instructions for using each of the database security features in Access 2010
VBA Code Samples for manipulating security features programmatically, where possible
Microsoft Office Access 2010 provides a range of security features to meet the needs of most database applications. These security features break down into two categories: database security for the ACCDB file format, which is discussed in the first part of this chapter, and database security for the MDB file format, which is the focus of the second part of the chapter. This chapter discusses the various methods available to secure Access database applications using VBA code in both the ACCDB and MDB file formats, which have some very important differences. Be aware that several of the security features available in the MDB file format are not available in the ACCDB file format. For the ACCDB file format portion of this chapter, you'll examine encrypting databases with passwords and securing code by either compiling the database or locking the modules. For the MDB file format portion, you'll explore shared-level security, user-level security, database encoding, MDE files, and using VBA to manipulate security. There's also a discussion about user-level security and the detachment ...