Subject Re: encryption
From Mervyn Bick <invalid@invalid.invalid>
Date Thu, 1 Feb 2024 17:37:39 +0200
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 2024/02/01 17:00, Charlie wrote:
> Hi...   Any thoughts on encrypting files after the user has set a password?  I am familiar with the password mask but not sure how to encrypt a file securely.  Thanks for any suggestions.

The password mask allows a user to type in a password without anyone
being able to read it off the screen.  It is usually used in conjunction
with giving access to the actual program and would use user names and
passwords kept in a table.

Encrypting files is a whole new ballgame.

You have Ken's books so read up on the PROTECT command.

Remember, once you have set a password THERE IS NO WAY TO GET IT BACK if
you forget it.  Write it down immediately and lock it away where you
will always be able to find it.  If you forget the password your data IS

If you have sensitive data you want to keep from prying eyes you would
probably do better to move it to a SQL server where you wold have much
better security than dBASE can offer.