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Access Security I: Introduction to security

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.


Which of the following is true about opening files in Access?

You can open all files by clearing the Only open files from the trusted publishers list check box.

You can selectively open a digitally signed file by adding the file to the trusted publishers list.

You can open only digitally signed files from a trusted publisher at the High macro security level.

To selectively open digitally signed files, you would:

Run Access at the High macro security level after adding the file's signer as a trusted publisher.

Run Access at the Medium macro security level, but not add the file's signer as a trusted publisher.

Run Access at the Medium macro security level after adding the file's signer as a trusted publisher.

One reason why you might want to work only with digitally signed files is that:

You can choose to run Access safely at the Low macro security level.

You can choose to run Access at the High macro security level, where a digital signature is required to open any file.

You can have complete confidence that all digitally signed files are safe.

When code in a digitally signed file is changed by a user without the private key:

Access warns the next user who opens the file that it has been changed by an unauthorized user.

Access won't open the file until it is re-signed.

Access removes the signature from the file, and you can't open it at the High macro security level.

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