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WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

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  • WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

    i try using the security, each user has their own account and privileges, but where is the option for user privileges like in microsoft access, the rights to add, edit, delete, open,...etch...

    sincerely,

    nehru

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    RE: WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

    You might have to wait until the official release. My thought is that some features are delibertly left out of the beta for obvious reasons.

    It won't be long til v5 is released. I said awhile back that when the beta versions stop, the release date is just around dthe corner. Build 1215 has been there for about 2 weeks. So....It may even be next week. nehru, get ready to pay!!

    kenn
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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    • #3
      RE: WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

      I believe that the individual user/group security options will not be part of a5v5, or at least not the initial release. They may be added as an extra-cost item, for those who need them. It is not very difficult to add user privileges to an existing application. For example, once the user logs on, you can prevent access to certain forms, etc. by checking for the user privilege level in the OnInit event of the form.

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      • #4
        RE: WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

        Peter,

        Under Tools, Security, the following is greyed out:
        Define Users and User,
        Remove Database Password,
        Encrypt/Decrypt Tables and
        Customize Logon Dialog

        Are you saying that Alpha will put items on the tool bar that will not be a part ot v5?

        Just curious.

        kenn
        TYVM :) kenn

        Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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        • #5
          RE: WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

          Ken,
          All those items are greyed out until you initiate the security by going to Tools/Set Database Password. Once you set the database password then you can start having fun locking down things.

          Shelly

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          • #6
            RE: WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

            Shelly,

            OK but I guess I was a bit confused about the individual user/group security options will not be part of a5v5, or at least not the initial release. You got me back on track.

            where is the option for user privileges? It appears the only option to define priviledges is with the databse/security options.

            Thanks,

            kenn
            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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            • #7
              RE: WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

              What v5 now has as a security option is the ability to define individual users with passwords and define different logon scripts for each user. So, for example, kenn could have a logon that would run script "superpower", while peter's logon would just run the script "regular_user". Originally the v5 scheme for security was very complex and allowed the administrator to set viewing and writing and editing privileges for tables, forms, reports, etc. by each user or each group (e.g., "sales" vs. "accounting"). That scheme is not in the last few beta builds and I don't think it will be in the final release. Again, I don't know how many v5 users or developers will care, since the whole database and its tables can now be encrypted and you can define different logon scripts that will limit the privileges of each type of user.

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              • #8
                RE: WHERE IS THE USER PRIVILEGES?

                peter is correct.

                the ability to set access rights for individual objects in the database (i.e. the "sales" group can view the "sales_history" form, but not edit or delete records) is not part of the initial V5 release. at one point, it was anticipated this this might be part of the initial release.

                we will be including this feature in one of the patches for v5 that will be released after v5 starts shipping.

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