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There should be an easy way to prevent a user from making a copy of a database.

The new functionality would allow the manager of the database to disable file > application > new copy through the database ACL or some other easy to use way.  It should be possible to disable making a copy, regardless of the user's ACL level of access, without losing any of the user's other ACL rights.

  • Guest
  • Aug 24 2018
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  • Guest commented
    10 Sep, 2018 05:44pm

    Prevent replicate/copy documents in the ACL should be TWO distinct properties. We cannot implement  response with history using the formula inheritance when the copy/replica is disabled. 

    We don't want users to create a local replica. They just need to create responses  inheriting the data form the parent documents. 

    How many times we have to deal with replications from an OLD replica when the deletion stubs already expired. 


    We should be able to control who can create local replicas and how long the deletion stubs should be kept (may be forever in a separate file, like index)

  • Guest commented
    30 Aug, 2018 03:58pm

    An additional item on database advanced properties "allow" local replicas" checkbox should suffice.

    If someone tries to replicate to Server "Local" and the checkbox is not set, prevent creation of the replica

  • Guest commented
    27 Aug, 2018 02:07pm

    I believe that replicate/copy documents prevents too much.  It disallows a user from copying even a single document to the clipboard, if I recall correctly.

    My interest is in only disabling the ability to make a full copy of the database.  Which leads to the discussion of the use case.  It just seems scary to me to allow anyone who uses a database to make a full copy of the database.  Someone with a thumb drive could walk away with a complete copy of our CRM database for example.

    I realize that a user could still copy individual views to a spread sheet.   But, allowing anyone to make a full copy of a database seems to 'wide open' to me.

    For example, we don't want our customer database stored on a sales rep's notebook.  If that notebook is stolen, the thief has potential access to our database.  We prefer to only allow rep's to access the database on our server.

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    27 Aug, 2018 01:50pm

    Prevent replicate/copy documents in the ACL should provide this already now. 

  • Guest commented
    24 Aug, 2018 04:35pm

    What is the use case? To prevent users from creating documents in the application copy and then asking that they be added to the application on the server?  To prevent users from using a secure app off company premises?