If you are using our Remote Desktop Hosting to host your database and you want increased security, you may want to consider protecting and encrypting your MS Access database with a password. If you know the password for an encrypted database, you can also decrypt the database and remove its password. This article explains how to encrypt a database by using a database password, and how to decrypt a database and remove its password.
In earlier versions of Access, you could create user accounts and passwords using a feature called user-level security. This topic does not discuss user-level security, which is not available when you use the .accdb file format.
If you encrypt a database and then lose the password, you will be unable to use the database. You cannot remove a database password if you do not know the password. Access Hosting cannot recover or decrypt an Access Database on our servers without your database password.
How to Encrypt an MS Access Database File
This is a process of setting a password to encrypt access database, restricting access to Access database.
Step 1: When access database file is open in Microsoft Access, tab File > Info.
Encrypt with Password location in Access 2010
Encrypt with Password Location in Access 2016 is the same place
Step 2: Click Encrypt with Password button under the info tab for the database.
Sometimes, maybe you will receive a message to ask you to open the access database with Open Exclusive mode at first, otherwise you cannot encrypt database. When this happens, click OK and follow the prompting message.
Step 3: In Set Database Password dialog, enter a powerful complex password in the Password box and type it again in the Verify box. Click OK to finish MS access database encryption.
DO NOT FORGET THIS PASSWORD!
Remember that this is an optional and additional security feature for our Remote Desktop Hosting services and blocks access to your database even from our own support technicians. If you forget this encryption password, Access Hosting cannot decrypt or restore your database. If you have any further questions about this feature, please open a support ticket at http://support.accesshosting.com