I have a website hosted on a Linux server. If someone sends me an Access database file, what would be a quick way to expose the data through a web user interface? The Access data does not need to be kept up to date... it could be converted to something like mySql (don't know if that is possible/recommended) and the data maintained going forward in the "converted" database.
I don't have any Rails experience but from what I understand, this would be something doable using Rails (database-first design) and it would give me a chance to get my feet wet on Rails. But I am open to any solution that would be free and run on Linux, including some sort of content management system.
I would like to have some kind of bare-bones security... i.e. "users A, B, and C have read-only access to the data; users X, Y, and Z can make changes".