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Adding user accounts for multiple databases

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  • Adding user accounts for multiple databases

    My company is in the process of transferring our data from Alpha4 v4 to Alpha Anywhere v12. In Alpha4 they had 13 different databases that had interacting fields and they would like the same structure in Alpha Anywhere so they can block users from accessing entire databases (such as employee information) if they don't need access to that information.

    My question is on setting up usernames and passwords for each employee (about 20 people). Do I need to enter the usernames and passwords to each database separately? I saw a reference to "shared user account file", but I can't find any reference on how to set one of these up. Does anyone have a template for this file? Would this file allow me to only have to add/delete a user in one place rather than from every database?

    I would love it if when a user first opens one of the databases on their computer they are asked to log-in, and then until they completely close all of the databases they can switch back and forth between the approved databases without having to re-enter a username and password for each database. Is that possible?


    -Amanda

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    Re: Adding user accounts for multiple databases

    http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Settin...abase+Security

    In Alpha 5/Anywhere a database is a collection of tables, sets, etc. I believe in prior versions a database was simply a table.
    There can be only one.

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      Re: Adding user accounts for multiple databases

      Thank you so much! Once I made the change to put all the tables into the same workspace it is making a lot of elements easier to complete.

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        Re: Adding user accounts for multiple databases

        Your users will hopefully have forms in the workspace and never have to worry which table(s) they are using.

        windows desktop is a lot different than dos desktop.

        Possibly a menu with the necessary buttons to open the forms may be a good idea(or not)?
        Dave Mason
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        Skype is dave.mason46

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