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Passwords


 
SimonOC Hi

I want the user of the ebook to enter a password everytime they use the ebook for added security. I only want one password, I also will make the ebook expire every couple of months. Is this possible - the data I am protecting is very, very sensitive. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Simon


Posted on: 11:44 am on October 29, 2006
Storyman Hello SimonOC,

A single password is more likely to decrease security than increase it. The reason is if the ebook is shared the single password will work on other machines as well. By using a thousand passwords any two machines sharing the same password has a .01% probability.


Posted on: 4:25 pm on October 29, 2006
SimonOC Hi

Yes I understand that and have used the 1,000 passwords option in other Ebooks. This one is different all users will be employees - there's no real benifit of them each have unique passwords. The data is controlled by our security policy but I want the password to be entered each time the presentation is opened. Say someone borrowed a laptop and the ebook was installed, if under the normal operation once the password was entered the ebook would be unlocked for good, not each time it was used.

Thanks

Simon


Posted on: 7:48 pm on October 29, 2006
Storyman In normal situations one would never create a password protection scheme in javascript, but since this is within Activ there isn't any reason you can do it here.

Javascript would also allow you to set an expiration date.


Posted on: 8:52 pm on October 29, 2006
SimonOC Thanks Storyman

Any tips or ideas as to where I could find out how to do this in Javascript. My knowledge only externs to creating simple HTM pages

Simon


Posted on: 7:57 am on October 30, 2006
Storyman Hi SimonOC,

If you search for 'javascript password' you'll find loads of free scripts. I'd like to emphasize that it is a bad, bad idea to use javascript on a web page because a user can look at the code and figure out the code for themself. However, since it is in Activ and the code is kept from the user it would be okay.

Here's the first result from a Google search:
http://javascript.internet.com/passwords/


Posted on: 3:23 pm on October 30, 2006

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