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How to implement single-user read access in SP2010

  Asked By: Joseph    Date: Aug 13    Category: MOSS    Views: 819

I've got a request in the pipeline here for single-user read access - not
unlike checking out a document, but for read access only. We have a folder
full of documentation (mainly PDFs) each of which is apparently licenced for
a single seat, that seat being transferable. So anyone can use a doc, but
only a single person at a time. I don't know *why*, but that's the
requirement I've been handed

I'm looking into RMS for this at the moment, but it's slow going, I was
wondering if anyone on the list has had a similar requirement and might be
able to shortcut my research efforts a bit?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sumitra 2004     Answered On: Aug 13

Try jQuery to hide the item on the list while it is opened?

Answer #2    Answered By: Bhairavi Damle     Answered On: Aug 13

Not sure that'll work, since there may be direct links out there in the wild
- emails, wiki pages, etc. A user could still open the doc from there even
though it's hidden in the list. I was kind of hoping for something like the
check-in/check-out mechanism, but requiring check out to read, then RMS to
prevent saving a copy. I'm coming to the conclusion that maybe this isn't
particularly doable...

Answer #3    Answered By: Leeann Hull     Answered On: Aug 13

Put it in a doclib by itself. Have a button that takes the file and renames it
to itself and some key, let's say today in milliseconds. When the file is closed
it gets renamed back to itself...?

Answer #4    Answered By: Vaasu Radhakrishna     Answered On: Aug 13

worth a look, I think. Might be able to manage that, at least for a test.

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