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Protect Access 2016 database with password

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I encrypted the database with a password, however, I want to be able to open the database with a command line which should include the password, because I see no other way to protect the application except for using a password. Does anyone have a suggestion how I can include the database password in the command line?
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by:PatHartman
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If you include the password in the command line, how does that protect the database?
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by:Máté Farkas
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Yes it is possible to provide the password when you open the database file in Access:

C:\<path to office>\MSACCESS.EXE /pwd <password> YourDatabase.mdb

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by:Moshe Singer
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thanks Mate Farkas
if you try this, you will see that  it is not possible
"pwd" is not working for a "Database Password"


And for PatHartman
the Command line I can close in many ways, it can be a vb project, and some other ways
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Saadia Attias earned 500 total points
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May be try to use this code each time to want to open the database.
It is not a command shell one but you can set it on the database and let autoexecute it each time you will open it.
Good luck

Public Sub SetDatabasePasswordRunCmd(strSourcePath As String)

    ' Define Variables
    Dim accApp As New Access.Application
 
    ' Open the Source database in Exclusive mode
    accApp.OpenCurrentDatabase strSourcePath, True
 
    ' Invoke the "Set/Unset Database Password" dialog
    accApp.DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSetDatabasePassword
 
    ' Cleanup Variables
    accApp.Quit acQuitSaveNone
    Set accApp = Nothing
 
End Sub
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by:Moshe Singer
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how i use to code to Unset Database Password?
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by:PatHartman
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Try starting a new question.  This one is closed.
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