Assuming you're talking about Access, neither solution is particular good.
To get proper security, you need to implement Access Security, as described
at (For
Access 97, the database password is next to useless: see for more details)


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"Chris Jantze" <> wrote:
>Which is a better solution: setting up a custom permissions file and shipping
>it out with your app, or setting a password on the databases?
>We currently have the permissions file set up, but are restructuring all
>of the databases so it's a great time to implement any changes. Thanks