[AccessD] Unlock/Unprotect VBA Project

Bill Benson bensonforums at gmail.com
Sun May 6 22:37:28 CDT 2018


Can you demonstrat that storing them in the manner I proposed, together
with an "unviewable +" locked project exposes this information, in any
possible way -other than perhaps reading internal memory, which would be
WAY WAY WAY over my head to figure out how to do? Without a public function
in the target workbook which exposes them, do you have any method of
getting at that info?

On Sun, May 6, 2018, 11:06 PM Stuart McLachlan <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg>

> If you are that concerned about application security, you shouldn't be
> storing passwords at
> all.  Store a cryptographic hash and then compare the hash of the entered
> password to the
> stored hash.  Same with usernames.
> On 6 May 2018 at 21:33, Bill Benson wrote:
> > I did find a means of hiding all connection strings, passwords, etc in
> > a userform control's text or tag properties. It is virtually
> > impossible to force that userform into a loaded state to read those
> > crucial strings, from an external workbook, unless I the author of the
> > protected workbook was foolish enough to have a public sub that loaded
> > them, therefore it was virtually impossible to get access to that
> > protected information.
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