Local User Control

Sparky Samnsparky at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 18:16:15 CEST 2008

On Jul 10, 10:13 am, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> Sparky wrote:
> > On Jul 10, 9:58 am, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> >> Sparky wrote:
> >>> I don't know how feasible this is, but is it possible to have users
> >>> log in to access a local database file in such a way that allows the
> >>> program to know what user name and password they logged in with? This
> >>> would involve separate user names and passwords for each user.
> >> Well, this is a question which is crying out for some
> >> context. Are you talking about an existing database
> >> on an existing platform? If so, which one? Are you
> >> talking about a database youo're thinking of building?
> >> If so, the answer's probably yes but only you can
> >> know. Are you talking about something else altogether?
> >> TJG
> > Thanks for the timely response. This would be a database that I am
> > building myself. The question comes down to is there a feasible way to
> > verify a user's user name and password from inside that database.
> > Obviously the file would be encrypted, but if there is going to be
> > more than one user using it I suppose there would be a separate file
> > for a log-in. I am just asking for some guidance on how this would
> > theoretically be implemented.
> Maybe someone else on the list has a clearer idea than I do,
> but at this distance from an implementation, all I can say is:
> yes, I'm sure you can achieve some kind of user authentication.
> After all, lots of other products already do. Or is your proposed
> db very different?

Thanks. I suppose I probably should get further down the road and come
back with a more specific question.

Thanks again,

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