navision security on odbc

Posted on 2014-08-21
Last Modified: 2014-09-08

I have a Navision 5.0/sql 2008 setup with users authentication with windows credentials. All users have full read/write access to the database.

Is there a way to prevent Navision users from making an ODBC and update data directly in the database, without using the Navision frontend?

I know I can setup a read-only user to select data only, but as I understand Navision need the windows users to be set up with full access. There is no authentication through Navision. Please correct me if wrong.

Question by:edaj6
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    you realize that this is an unsupported product from Microsoft as of April 2012. Since it uses a sql backend then no there is no way you can block it other than using a special account for accessing navision

    Author Comment

    Thanks, yes I know its unsupported.

    How could it be setup with a special account for accessing Navision?  - Wouldn't a special Navision account also need access to sql?
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    Yes but the users don't need to know the information, plus if they try and create a connection it will default to their windows id and will fail.

    Author Comment

    How can the users start Navision without knowing a username and password?

    Today we have the (Windows) username as the id in a shortcut to open Navision.  What is the difference with a special Navision account, is this not a Windows domain account? If yes, user need to know password (and will then be able to make an odbc directly)

    Shortcut like this:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\CSIDE Client\finsql.exe" servername=DB_NAV, company=compName, id=%username%, database=NAV

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