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How does CurrentUser work?

I'm trying to create a Login form for a Access 2013 program.  I'm finding CurrentUser referenced in the program's vba code (ventage Access 2003).  If I create a Login form/function, do I need to save it as CurrentUser?  If so, how do I do that?

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efrimpolCommented:
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JudithARyanTech SupportAuthor Commented:
The link doesn't cover how the system/access sets or obtains CurrentUser.  I'm trying to write my own security procedure for Access 2013.  Do I need to set CurrentUser after a user logs into my security login form?  If I don't set it, will it continue to use Admin?

Judith
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efrimpolCommented:
Also reference the following link:

https://bytes.com/topic/access/answers/842129-get-windows-logon-username-into-form-field

There is a module that you will need to create and save (the above link references that and even supplies the code).

Then further on down, there are instructions on how to add it to the form.
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efrimpolCommented:
Sorry.

This is the link to the code:

http://access.mvps.org/access/api/api0008.htm

That is what you have to copy into the module.
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JudithARyanTech SupportAuthor Commented:
Somehow you've gotten off on the wrong track about what I need.  

The login I'm concerned about is the user logging into my Access application, not a Windows login.  The way our office is setup, we have multiple volunteers using a workstation at different time during a week.  

So, all my questions are directed toward an Access app login.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Judith
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efrimpolCommented:
Unless you have Access Security enabled, anyone who opens the database will be identified as "Admin".

But if you don't and you wish to create a login form, then this may be more geared to what you are looking for:

http://www.iaccessworld.com/create-login-form-ms-access/

I have attached an example db that I downloaded from another site. You can open it in design mode to get a better idea of how it is set up.
loginexample.zip
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JudithARyanTech SupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks! you're my best solution.  

So what is Access Security and how is it enabled?

Judith
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efrimpolCommented:
In versions prior to Access 2007 (2003 and below), you would use a MDW file and you can set up users and permissions and stuff.

Then they (Microsoft) took it away from 2007 and forward.

The login form is a workaround.

There are also other methods you can use, but this is really the easiest as the others involve writing codes and using Modules and Event Triggers.
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JudithARyanTech SupportAuthor Commented:
Thank you for all your help.  Judith
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efrimpolCommented:
EE aims to please. Remember to close the post!
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