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Digitally signing wss3 information RRS feed

  • Question

  • We want to enter information directly into wss3  columns -- and have that info digitally signed (to make sure it is unaltered and who entered it). Is this possible with wss3 or via a 3rd party product?

    TIA,

    barkingdog

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 11:47 PM

Answers

  • Got it.  You can put signed documents into SharePoint, I just wouldn't recommend embedding the signature into the SharePoint meta-data wrapper. 

    If you have MOSS or Search Server you can also potentially index it in its current location, though without the meta-data that may not provide much value.  Something like FAST that can help to auto-describe the content would be great for that.
    SharePoint Developer | Administrator | Evangelist -- Twitter -- Blog - http://nextconnect.blogspot.com
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:02 AM

All replies

  • I think you would have some serious challenges to overcome to make something like this work.  Even if you put a feature in place, it could be possible to bipass it.  What is it that you are ultimately trying to accomplish?  It sounds like a good auditing system might be a better fit.
    SharePoint Developer | Administrator | Evangelist -- Twitter -- Blog - http://nextconnect.blogspot.com
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 2:34 AM
  • Mike,

    >>>> What is it that you are ultimately trying to accomplish?

    Currently we have hundreds of pdf documents requesting secure file transfers to and from our system.  These documents are digitally signed and hard to search. So.. we were considering storing them in Sharepoint ... no, maybe a better way would be to forget those documents and enter all new ones directly in Sharepoint.  The info needs to "digitally signed" as proof for audits that the info has not been modified.
     

    Barkingdog
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 2:59 AM
  • Got it.  You can put signed documents into SharePoint, I just wouldn't recommend embedding the signature into the SharePoint meta-data wrapper. 

    If you have MOSS or Search Server you can also potentially index it in its current location, though without the meta-data that may not provide much value.  Something like FAST that can help to auto-describe the content would be great for that.
    SharePoint Developer | Administrator | Evangelist -- Twitter -- Blog - http://nextconnect.blogspot.com
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:02 AM