Maf. King maf at
Sat Jun 29 04:18:48 EDT 2013


You don't mention operating systems, but I could envisage that on a linux 
system some cunning ssh tunnelling and x-session or VNC forwarding would allow 
a remote person to edit a GC data file on your system.

You would need to ensure that the GC data file directory is read/write for 
both user names.  (or use a dedicated "accounts" user) - but GC doesn't care 
who is using what data file; only the OS allowing GC to read/write the file  
is all that matters.

I'll leave it as an exercise for the OP to consider the security implications 
of allowing remote access into their system.


On Sat 29 June 13 03:57:03 Axiocentric wrote:
> I just need to give permission to third person (an accountant) to have
> access into Gnucash, instead of using it through my account. I found some
> reviews about it e.g. "Multi-user capability: With GnuCash you can have
> multiple users, but each user has to have their own data file. Or you can
> have multiple users opening up the same data file, but not concurrently."
> However, what actually looking for is this exact feature that a different
> accounting software offer -
> &
> is something
> similar to this on Gnucash or can you explain me in more details the
> "multi-user capability" of Gnucash
> From: Buddha Buck
> Date: 2013-06-29 02:49
> To: axiocentric
> CC: clavenrn; gnucash-user; gnucash-user-request
> Subject: Re: Re: help
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Axiocentric <axiocentric at>
> wrote:
> sorry?
> My question is about the permission/access into Gnucash by third person. Is
> there any option to edit user account and its access level? A
> I am not aware that Gnucash has any concept of user accounts, access levels,
> or permission/access.  Usually that is handled at the level of the
> operating system.
> What are you trying to do that isn't working?  What operating system and
> gnucash version are you using?
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