Opening Word File from hyperlink

Discussion in 'ASP General' started by Jason, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    I have a document saved to a public network server. The public directory
    grants change access to all users on the network. To keep my Word doc
    protected I am using the Security feature "File Sharing Options" in Word to
    attach a password to the document. This works as expected when users open the
    file with Windows Explorer.

    I also have an ASP web page that has a link to my file on the public drive.
    When I click this link, the Word document loads without asking me for a
    password and is not read-only. (Note the link in formatted with an href
    attribute like this: file://servername/share/filename.doc)

    Am I mssing something? Shouldn't the Word security work even if the file is
    accessed through a hyperlink?

    Regards,
    Jason
    Jason, Dec 9, 2005
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  2. Not sure about that if it is anything important that password protection is
    easily defeated.
    There are plenty of office document password craking programs out there and
    they work good and fast.

    "Jason" <> wrote in message
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    >I have a document saved to a public network server. The public directory
    > grants change access to all users on the network. To keep my Word doc
    > protected I am using the Security feature "File Sharing Options" in Word
    > to
    > attach a password to the document. This works as expected when users open
    > the
    > file with Windows Explorer.
    >
    > I also have an ASP web page that has a link to my file on the public
    > drive.
    > When I click this link, the Word document loads without asking me for a
    > password and is not read-only. (Note the link in formatted with an href
    > attribute like this: file://servername/share/filename.doc)
    >
    > Am I mssing something? Shouldn't the Word security work even if the file
    > is
    > accessed through a hyperlink?
    >
    > Regards,
    > Jason
    Kyle Peterson, Dec 9, 2005
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