Need advice creating secure login in MS ACCESS/MS SQL?

tekguy4
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I have a MS SQL 2000 server and I use MS Access XP as the front end using linked tables. I want to be able to create a login that allows clients to only see there information preferably using sql server authentication. I have a clientid table that is used to identify a clients information, all data for a client can be referenced back to that id, so is there a simple way to make a Access front end display only the data that is related to the clientid by referencing the sql authentication login?? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your time.
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Commented:
Hey tekguy,

Well you can use the following stored procedure to obtain the currently logged in user

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Alter Procedure [current system user]
AS
DECLARE @sys_usr char(30)
SET @sys_usr = SYSTEM_USER
SELECT @sys_usr
GO
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Does each user/client have their own copy of the .adp file? If so then you can probally use the above stored procedure to obtain the current user locally logged in, and run a query passing their login to a parameter query/stored procedure to pull the information. Ive never tried this with SQL but dont see why it would work

hope this helps somewhat

syntnx
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Or If there are only a handful of users that never changes. Then a view could be created for each user, the their .adp that shows their info. Permissions can be set on each users "custom" view. Of course this is not a robust solution if you are constantly adding new users.

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Thanks Sytnx, your help pointed me in right direction.
I created a new SQL table called login with 2 columns: Name and CLientID
The Name column equals the users SQL Authentication Login name and the client id equals the CLIENTid I want them to see, then using Views with Where clause against "Current_User" I get the results I need.

Thanks again

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hey no problem, glad to have helped!

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