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Packaging, Signing, and Distributing an Access Database

Access 2007 makes the process of packaging, signing, and distributing an Access database very simple. After you create an .ACCDB or .ACCDE file, you package the file, apply a digital signature to the database, and then distribute the signed package to other users. The process of packaging and signing a database generates an Access Deployment (.ACCDC) file and places it in a designated location. The following are some facts that you should be aware of before you begin the process of packaging, signing, and distributing an Access database:

  • You can use the new Access 2007 Package-and-Sign feature only on databases stored in the Access 2007 file format (.ACCDB or .ACCDE).
  • Each package can contain ...

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