170 votesMitch commented
I would like to add what i hope is not "unhelpful".
I think what most would like to see is "application access" security. not data security. so allowing sql to provide security (user/pass) used by GnuCash to access/login to SQL would provide what most people need... also this would be part of foundation for multi user and internal ACL who can print checks delete transactions...
example you might have a part time person that you want to enter data but you don't want them printing checks or trying to import bank data...
just to be clear this would not "ENCRYPT" any data or provide any read data security... just a basic level and access controls...
Concurrent multi-user support has been part of our long-term goals for a while now:
Time to update the status of this feature request…
Note it still says “long-term”, which currently means several years ahead of us.Mitch commented
Not to add project creep... multi user will allow for POS.
There have been a few startup's that i could have suggested GnuCash but multi was a requirement.