When a non-Advantage application, whether it be a database application or other application, needs to open or create a file on the file server, the network operating system will verify that the user has sufficient network access rights to that directory and/or file before allowing that user to open or create the file. If the user has no network access rights to the directory and/or file, the network operating system will not allow the application to open or create the file. If the user has limited network access rights to the directory and/or file, such as read-only access, the network operating system will only allow the application to open a file for read-only use.
The Advantage Database Server "Check Rights" security method for free connections obeys this same concept of verifying user network access rights. The Advantage Database Server will verify the user's network access rights to a directory and/or file before opening or creating the specified file for the user. The data is "secure" because only those users with sufficient network access rights can open and/or modify the data files.
Linux users, see Linux Rights Checking.