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By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   10 months ago

Set and Remove a Database Password in Access

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In this Microsoft Access tutorial, I will show you how you can protect your database by adding a password. I will also show you how to remove a password if you decide you no longer want one. 

Nelson from Lincoln, Nebraska (a Platinum Member) asks: I'm an attorney, and I have some sensitive information in my database. Is there any way that I can put a password on it like with Word and Excel to prevent people from opening it?


Members will learn how to split their database and have the frontend connect to the password-protected backend. Then we'll create a user table with usernames and passwords. We'll make a logon form to process the user logon. I'll show you how to use TempVars to store the name of the currently logged on user. 

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Joseph O 
10 months ago
Hi Richard, I am very curious about utilizing the tempvar that was discussed in the 15th minute, do you go into more detail in another video?
Richard Rost
10 months ago
Not really. I've got a lesson coming up on it soon though. I did cover it briefly in Access Advanced 3, but I didn't do it justice. I'll be making a simple TechHelp video about it soon, followed by full coverage in my Access Developer series.
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James Gray 
10 months ago

Sorry but this video stops at 15:57 and won't continue.  Is this issue specific to my system?  Seems like it is happening a fair amount....Thanks so much and have a great weekend. Read More...
Alex Hedley
10 months ago
Is this the extended cut?
I've just tried and it works for me.
Some recent videos that are longer have had encoding issues and had to be reran and reuploaded.
Richard Rost
10 months ago
I concur with Alex on this one. This particular video is fine for me. But yes, once in a while longer videos do glitch. That's why I'm trying to keep them under half an hour each. The longer the video, the more of a chance of glitching. And yes, has to be the Ext Cut. The free video is under 13 minutes.
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