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8.3.2 Managing AcuAccess Records

Access records may include wildcards that allow all clients or all users (except root under UNIX and Administrator under Windows NT or Windows 2000) access to AcuODBC Server. You can also create individual access records for each user of each client. By having individual access records, you can restrict access to only those users specifically named in the access file.

The individual access records allow you to specify the user ID that AcuODBC Server will use when executing requests for users matching the given record. In this way you can assign a user ID that has exactly the privileges needed, and no more (typical of group access accounts).

In addition, every access record can include a password entry that the application or user must match before AcuODBC Server establishes a connection. (Whether this password is used on Windows NT/2000 servers depends on the value of the "NT Security" setting on the AcuODBC Server tab of the AcuODBC Configuration property sheet. See section 9.2, "Configuring the Remote DSN on a Windows Client," for more information.)

By including or excluding wild cards, named entries, passwords, and umasks, you can construct a server access file that allows open, unrestricted access, rigid, tightly controlled access, or almost any level in between.


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