Resolve the you are not authorized to access that database error message

Resolve the you are not authorized to access that database error message

Lotus Notes is an excellent email client from IBM. Using this you can perform operations like send / receive emails, save contacts, create calendar, save emails as drafts, etc. Lotus Notes provides various options to secure the .nsf file. The .nsf file is the file where Lotus Notes saves emails, notes, contacts, calendar items, etc. Data stored within the .nsf file may be crucial and important for you, due to which you do not want anyone to access the data except you or the one whom you trust a lot.

To help you protect your emails, contacts, meeting schedules, journals, and attachments saved in emails as drafts from intruders, Lotus Notes provides you an exclusive feature called Access Control List (ACL), which is a list of permissions attached with an object. Using ACL, the administrator can easily apply a number of local security rules on .nsf file. By applying local security on .nsf file, the administrator decides that whether a user (except the author or owner of the file) can access the file or not. There are various access parameters, which can be applied on.nsf file using ACL to protect the data from theft and misuse. When the one who do not have sufficient privileges to access the .nsf file tries to open the file then one of the following error messages flashes on users computer:

"You are not authorized to access that database"


"You are not authorized to perform that operation"

Appearance of any of the above given error message clearly indicates that you do not have permissions to access the data stored inside the .nsf file. Therefore, to access the emails, notes, contacts, drafts, journals, etc. stored inside the .nsf file, the user needs to acquire required privileges from administrator or from the owner of the file. When the user specifies the required access parameters then he or she can easily access the data stored within .nsf file. There is no other option for the user to open the .nsf file except specifying privileges.

Another option that can be a help for the user in the absence of file owner or administrator is an automated tool, which can perfectly deal with the "You are not authorized to access that database" or "You are not authorized to perform that operation" error message. User may need to take help of a tool, which can remove local security parameters applied on .nsf file. When we talk about removing security parameters using an automated tool then it does not mean that we are talking about breaking or decrypting password applied on the .nsf file.

An automated tool, which has been designed to deal with "You are not authorized to access that database" or "You are not authorized to perform that operation" error message, cannot break or decrypt the password. Kernel for NSF Local Security Removal is such an amazing third party tool, which effectively removes the local access parameters applied on .nsf file. The software can easily remove local security parameters from .nsf file that are created using any version of Lotus Notes. In addition, the software works perfectly with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows ME.

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