Learn about the security features of Microsoft® Access 2007
What are the security features in Microsoft Access 2007? Know about the the security considerations and guidance for Microsoft Access 2007
Microsoft Access 2007 from Microsoft integrates several security features to protect data. Microsoft Access 2007 is a relational database management system and can be used on our personal computers. Microsoft Access is designed to develop database system for small environments such as home network or small business group. Microsoft Access 2007 is a rapid development of database solution. One of the stunning security features of Microsoft Access 2007 is the macro protection measures. We can trust a database thereby allowing the executable content of the database to run. If we do not trust a database, we can still open it and view the content of the database. Another security feature integrated in Microsoft Access is ‘Trust Centre’ which helps the user to manage the behavior of the executable content.
The security feature of Microsoft Access 2007 and the security consideration and guidance for Microsoft Access are explained below:
- Security feature in Microsoft Access
- Navigation pane protection
- Protection using current database option
Security feature in Microsoft Access
Microsoft Access 2007 comes with lots of advanced features to make the data more secure and comfortable. The security tools of Microsoft Access can be used easily when compared to the older versions of the product. We can use various security features such as using password to encrypt database, user level security, trust centre etc. We can also convert the previous version database to Microsoft Access 2007 database with the help of MDB encoding
Navigation pane protection
We can protect the database of the Microsoft Access 2007 by hiding the important objects. We can hide the object from the navigation pane of Microsoft Access 2007. Select the ‘Navigation Pane’ and right click the object that you want to hide and click on ‘Table Properties’. Then select the ‘Hidden’ property and the object will get hidden from the navigation pane. In order to view the hidden objects, right click on the ‘Navigation Pane’ and select ‘Navigation Option’ and click on ‘Show Hidden Objects’.
We can also protect Microsoft Access 2007 using current database options. The security features Database window and powerful menu commands of previous version of Microsoft Access are included in Microsoft Access 2007 as Navigation Pane and Office Fluent Ribbon. These features of startup options are located in the current database option. To access current database option, select the ‘Microsoft Office Button’ and click on ‘Access Options’. Select the ‘Current Database’ to see the options related to protection.
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