Access Manager

Configuration encryption

Access Manager utilises a special system for storing user options and preferences, often referred to as application configuration settings.

Access Manager does not use the Windows Registry to store configuration information. Instead, these settings are stored in the AccessManager.config file which is located in the installation folder. This has a number of advantages:

  • The AccessManager.config file is encrypted and can only be opened by the Access Manager program. This keeps all configuration information private and secure.
  • Storing configuration information with each installation allows each copy of Access Manager to have its own settings. This is useful when using Access Manager on a USB drive or other portable media.
  • Information stored in the Windows Registry is not secure. Access Manager stores certain configuration information that you might want to keep private, for example: the location of import and export files.

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