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Disable "Save as" Function from the Browser

  Asked By: Payal    Date: Nov 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5372

Our company has security concerns over the documents stored in SPS.
We want to allow readers only to open and read the documents directly
from Sharepoint through on-screen, while disable (or remove)
the "print" and "save-as" functions from the browser so they cannot
print the documents or download them onto their computers. Does
anyone know how to disable the functions? Are they any software or
coding that can possibly solve this problem?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jocelyn Scott     Answered On: Nov 21

this is a browser  feature. am not sure, but may be u can use open  API's if any,
to integrate it with sharepoint.

Answer #2    Answered By: Gloria Mendoza     Answered On: Nov 21

If you can't trust them, don't let them see. This is
security overthink. There are too many ways to get at the content.
In truth, if you are that worried about data leaving with
untrustworthy employees, consider cavity searches and lobotomies for
all employess daily. That way they memorise data and repeat it. At
some point, you just have to trust you've hired the right people.
The problem  could be solved by document encryption with a key
management. However, once it's get on the screen, there are ways
to capture it.

Answer #3    Answered By: Harshad Jawalkar     Answered On: Nov 21

While I agree there are serious limits to being able to protect data,
there's no point in making it easy for dishonest employees to steal it.
Just because a thief can steal a car without a key, does that mean you
shouldn't bother to take the keys out of the ignition when you park it?

Probably the easiest method from a development standpoint is to make
everything a PDF and invoke the security  desired when making the PDF.

Answer #4    Answered By: Gyan Nene     Answered On: Nov 21

I understand. The point I was trying to make is that what he wanted
was probably more work/expense than the benefit to security  was
worth. What he was suggesting is IMHO more analogous to deflating
the tires than taking the keys. Using standard security practices is
taking the keys. My contention is that giving the sensitive info to
employees in any form, readonly or not, that are that untrustworthy
was the security flaw. Not the ability to print  or save  the info.
Remeber that most security breaches are not technology based, and
therefore aren't solvable with technology.
Also vet any document encryption/password scheme well. Most aren't
very strong and have easy hacks available.

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