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Security Features

Security features are implemented differently in the different implementations of the database.

Version 1

A very simple security scheme is implemented in V1.

Each version of the "client" application is set to offer one of three levels of data access:

Appropriate data access is therefore assured simply by ensuring that the copy of the "client" application installed at a user’s computer is set to the appropriate privilege level

Version 2

Version two uses a Microsoft "workgroup" database to apply security.

This approach allows a more refined approach based on establishment of user accounts and assignment of each user account to a "user group" with appropriate privileges. The defines user groups are:

The user is required to enter an account name and password at the time the database is started.

This approach allows any user to obtain their assigned set of privileges while using any copy of the "client" database. A user’s privilege level is therefore not dependent upon which copy of the "client" they are using.