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Restrict Sharepoint documents from saving locally. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everyone,

    My client uses Sharepoint 2013.

    In one of their project they require kind of restriction on documents( word) in which user can edit document but cannot save locally.

    I tried few solutions

    1. IRM seems solution.. but catch is client's ADRMS is taken down thus cannot go with IRM..

    2. Other product which they use is Seclore which doesnt provide granular level restriction

    3. Using macros in document to disable save as... Thing is Office web app cannot use macro enabled document.

    4. Disabled office integration and made client application compulsory but it then downloads document again purpose fail...

    So far IRM has exact solution for what we need... Only thing is client cannot go for IRM due to server unavailability...

    Can anyone help me regarding this... Any help would be appreciated...

    Thanks in advance


    Hope this helps, Thanks & Regards | Swapp1987

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:07 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    Yes, user with Read permission will not get Download option. but with Edit permission will get Download option. Even if you remove/disable the options via script, actually there is nothing stopping from saving the file. the only way is to use IRM to restrict the document.

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:38 AM
  • Hi,

     Thanks for reply. Issue is we need to provide edit access to user. Is there any other way out?



    Hope this helps, Thanks & Regards | Swapp1987

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:12 AM
  • Hi

    SharePoint OOTB function is to export auditor log reports from site settings, but the report only can be generated after selecting the "editing items" event in Site Collection Auditor Settings. Otherwise, think you can consider the 3rd party tool to generate report from SharePoint ULS log and IIS log.

    Friday, November 15, 2019 2:20 AM
  • Hi Swapp1987,

    Currently there is no other way to give user edit permission however prevent user from downloading documents.

    Only the view only permission will restrict downloading documents from SharePoint 2013 or the way you mentioned.

    Best regards,

    Julie


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    Monday, November 18, 2019 8:39 AM
  • Hi Swapp1987,

    If you find the reply helpful to you, please remember to mark it as answer.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Julie


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    Friday, November 22, 2019 9:50 AM