How do I password protect an Access database?
(Applies to Microsoft Access 2010, 2013 & 2016)
Once an Access database is encrypted with a password anyone that attempts to open it in the future will need to enter the password in order to view or edit the contents.
There are no restrictions on the passwords you use with regards to length, characters or numbers but passwords are case-sensitive.
Passwords should be maintained in a secure register to avoid the situation where databases cannot be opened because passwords have been forgotten or the original author has exited the organisation.