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Alhakeem1977
post Sep 7 2017, 02:52 PM
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I have got MS Access database back end and front end with a backup function on daily basis for both the back and front end. I want to implement it at a shared network.

How can I protect it from copying or stolen by the users without accruing any problem while backup process?

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theDBguy
post Sep 7 2017, 02:56 PM
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Access is a file system database, so the only way to prevent copying is to not give the potential thief any permission to access the files' location.

Just my 2 cents...

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MadPiet
post Sep 7 2017, 03:59 PM
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Use SQL Server Express as a back end? Then all the data stays there. Scales better too.
And you can grant execute rights on some views and stored procedures and fully deny to anything else (if you want) to selected groups. And it's stored in a location that your average user has no rights to... =)
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MadPiet
post Sep 7 2017, 04:25 PM
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Except that doesn't work if it's a malicious user. Because Access is file-based, the user needs rights to the directory the file is in.
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nvogel
post Sep 8 2017, 01:12 AM
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You cannot protect an Access database from anyone who uses it or otherwise has access to it. If security is a requirement then use a server DBMS such as Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL.
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DanielPineault
post Sep 9 2017, 01:55 PM
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You may benefit from reviewing: Securing Your MS Access Database Front-End

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