Several security options can be defined on a per-dictionary basis. To change these options, select Security Options from the Edit menu. A dialog box will appear with the following options:
When checked, the first option, Allow the use of Data Viewer to modify data
, means that a user can use Data Viewer
to delete and modify cases.
When checked, the second option, Allow exporting data to other formats
, allows a user to use Data Viewer
, the Export Data
tool, or the export
statement to output data to another format.
Encryption options control whether or not passwords can be stored for data sources
using that dictionary. These options only apply when using the dictionary to access encrypted data
using the Encrypted CSPro DB data source. By default, passwords used to open such files are not cached on the machine, meaning that the password must be specified every time the file is opened (unless the password is specified in a connection string
). If you want to allow the storage of passwords, specify the number of minutes that the stored password can be used to open the data file.
The password itself will not be stored on the device; instead, a key that can be used to open the data file will be stored. A clever hacker who accesses this key may be able to open the data but will have a hard time reverse engineering the key to get the original password itself. The key is stored in secure storage on the device. You can use the CSPro Settings
dialog to clear any cached passwords.