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What is Package and Sign?

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What is Package and Sign?   It doesn't seem to do much more than the other forms of the database, except insist on a digital signature.  I'm curious to know what one would use it for.

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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That's what it does - it "signs" the database package to insure your endusers that YOUR code has not been tampered with. If you P&S your database, then make changes, you will "discard" the signature. It's really just a way for your endusers to be relatively sure that the database they receive from you is exactly the same as when it left your machine (and no one has hijacked it in the interim and inserted malicious code).

If you're going to deploy your database "in the wild", you'd (a) P&S the database, using a commercially obtained certificate and then (b) package up your database using an installer, as I suggested in your other question.
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PERFECT.  Thank you. This straightforward answer could have replaced pages of obscure text in the help and on the web.  Your blood's worth bottling.

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