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Understanding ODBC bridge Authentication

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In an MS Access database I have tables linked from SQL Server via an ODBC bridge. The bridge is set up with SQL Authentication. However when I link a table to this Access database I can use either the SQL user name and password or Trusted Connection. Either way the table is accessible. The connection strings are below for the same table. Is this normal ? If the bridge is set up with SQL Authentication I thought that is the way the SQL tables had to be linked. Trying to understand how this works so I can set up other clients. Thanks.

ODBC;DSN=ERP_Data;Description=ERP Database;Trusted_Connection=Yes;APP=Microsoft Office 2016;;TABLE=dbq.ds_WrkCtr

ODBC;DSN=ERP_Data;Description=ERP Database;UID=ERP_dbq;;APP=Microsoft Office 2016;;TABLE=dbq.ds_WrkCtr
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