Q. Text file, versus Internal Database,versus ODBC, how do I choose?
Setting up protection by Text-File is straightforward:
However flat-files are not recommended, since ordinary files do not have mutex protection. Ie someone could have it open in an editor for writing, and no other process can open it for reading (ie the AuthentiX filter), so no one can get in.
File based is mainly to help transition to the internal or ODBC solutions. Not recommend for more than a few hundred users.
The internal database is not a commercial grade database. It is mainly to help start up easily, prior to transition to an ODBC solutions. Not recommend for more than several thousand users.