Password protection?

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    Thomas Rough (K15t)

    Hi Tim, 

    Thanks for reaching out to us. 

    Currently, Scroll PDF Exporter doesn't include the option to password protect the exported file. This is a feature that previous users have also enquired about and we have an open improvement in our JIRA system for this feature request. You can track this here: https://k15t.jira.com/browse/EXP-1997 

    Was I right in thinking that having an option prior to exporting that allows you to set a password that will lock the exported PDF file is what you are after? Or did you need the locking of the PDF file to function in a different way?

    I am unable to provide a time-frame in regards to when this may be focussed on. However, please sign up to our JIRA (via https://k15t.jira.com/secure/Signup!default.jspa) and watch, comment and/or vote on this issue. We'll then send a notification for every status update. 

    Cheers, Thomas (K15t Software)

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    SMB Solutions

    Hi Thomas,

    Thanks for your quick response.

    The functionality we need (not entirely sure if it has a specific name) is to have the exported .pdf file protected by a password, that is when you open the file, you'd have to enter a password - i believe there is also another "level" of protected that could require a password for editing the .pdf file - but in our case we "just" (i know it's not  as simple as that :)) need the user to enter a password in order to view the contents of the file, much like you are able to add a password to a .zip file, which needs to be entered before you can extract files from the archive.

    Kind regards,

    Tim Johannessen

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    Thomas Rough (K15t)

    Hi Tim, 

    Thanks for your response and clarifying your requirement. 

    The password-protection option that you need relates to the improvement which we currently have open in our JIRA system –https://k15t.jira.com/browse/EXP-1997

    At the moment, the addition of this option does not feature on our immediate development roadmap for the app, but our developers will be looking at this topic in the next planning meeting. 

    In the meantime, please follow the open JIRA issue and you will receive notifications when there are any related status changes. I hope this information helps.  

    Cheers, Thomas (K15t Software)

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    Nils Bier

    Hi Tim,

    Just wanted to follow-up with you on the mentioned functionality.

    Where would you expect the user to set the password? Would it be okay, if the password can be defined on a "per export basis", i.e. every user able to perform an export can define a password to protect the file (e.g. in the details section of the export, see screenshot)? Would you need your administrators to control whether a PDF can be password protected or not, or would this be a functionality you'd need to be available?

    It would be great if you could give us some more insights on how you'd like this feature to be implemented ideally.

    Cheers,
    Nils

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    SMB Solutions

    Hi Nils,

    Your suggestion about adding the functionality to the details section, is actually spot on! However, we do have some scenarios where we use the same password every time within a given space, but still using one or more defined templates,but inserting the password manually on each export would certainly be manageable for us :)

    I have a few ideas for useful cases (at least for us) but certainly not as a "requirement" :)

    • Maybe a mix of being able to define password on a space level, if not possible on space level, then maybe on the template, while giving the option (details section) to omit the option, or change the password?
    • In the administration section, maybe somewhere, where you could define a list of passwords and names, so on the export, you could either select password from a dropdown, or manually input the password?

    The most flexible solution, might be including the option in the details section like you suggestion, something like a checkbox to enable and input field for the password, not sure if the checkbox would be needed at all. Just spitballing, but a function to generate a random secure password would probably be very useful as well :)

    In our case, we don't need administrators to allow/disallow password protection, and I can't think of a scenario where this would be needed, unless it should be something where you'd force password protection to be enabled, so your users wouldn't be able to do an export without adding a password - but again, this isn't something we need specifically.

    Thanks for the follow-up :)

    Kind regards,

    Tim Johannessen

     

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