01-07-2013 08:06 PM
attached documents are saved unsecured to the my documents
currently using maximizer mssql all attached documents are saved into a password, encrypted data base.
how can i setup to do this or secure my exposed attached documents, i fail to think of any reason why to do this
in the first place, obliously folder locks are available but many are not shared application friendly.
whats available or is everyone using act exposing their attached documents
if act would do some kind of on the fly encryption......so whats out there
01-08-2013 01:02 AM
I'm no expert with act by any means, however ... I don't see how that would be possible. I know some act business's that attach audio files of recorded conversations, and or datamine conversations. The topic of "attachments" is too broad to attempt to apply some sort of encryption via ACT itself to expect it to intelligently tell the difference between, WORD, Acrobat, and audio files etc etc and encrypt / decrypt intelligently would be a MASSIVE use of resources. Specially in a terminal server environment. Instead I would recommend making an SOP (standard operating procedure) that your business follows in making encrypted files from the get go. Word, and acrobat pro offer such solutions themselves for encryption / password protection. I don't think you'd be happy with the results of ACT doing it for you (resource wise). Just my opinion. However if ACT! Created a sort of, "sandbox" for that attachments folder, that would prove to be quite useful (meaning nothing in, nothing out access, unless via act itself) however based on what I've read, I can see how all it would take would be one corrupted file to bring down and entire database, so some sort of back door would have to be implemented.
01-08-2013 07:50 AM
thanks for the follow up "sop" for file encryption is often forgotten by our so called trained act users....so
folder or container locks is what we testing so far
PGP will encrypt the default folder then allow access by user which is still kinda broad...
i amlooking to only allow for "act" itself to have permission on that folder and of course the admin
i think the sandbox idear is the way to go but i am still looking.........any thoughts are appreciated
02-04-2013 12:40 PM
ok i see everybody reading this post ...somebody must have a solution
now i came accross this "http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21102/~/attachments-are-password-protected-..."
so why can they do this in act
exactly what i need and this post is 5 years old security should be number one issue
02-06-2013 11:25 AM - edited 02-06-2013 04:20 PM
anybody out there can create this plugin
will pay 4 viable solution
02-15-2013 08:58 AM
using a shared pc not server
mount and dismount encryption software should be used, there is some good open source.
due to the shared pc, folder permission gets tricky, i use folder access monitoring software, sends email.
when hosting app on server all of the above will apply and your permission scheme options will increase
this is part of hippa certification there are additionals you can find in this forum
thought i share
04-24-2017 08:52 AM
hello everyone, i ask the below question 4 years ago and act! now provides cloud storage for attachments go figure
however i am still in need of an addon that will work with mssql for on premise storage anything new please let me know
hope i don't have to wait another 4 years for act! to provide a on premise solution to secure attached documents
thanks inadvance for any shared thoughts on the subject
04-24-2017 02:22 PM
Depending on how you users are set up you can now just link the document. Only those with permission to the area the document is stored in can open it. Works well on a network but not useful if users are syncing unless they also have VPN.
04-27-2017 07:51 AM
thanks for the reply we currently doing so...very cumbersome, no encryption, no automation etc