How can I track who has opened a given document RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all, this question came up recently at work and I wasn't sure how to do this. I believe the auditing feature may be the only way to do it. 

    Say for example if a sensative document was leaked from SharePoint would it be possible to track who all downloaded it? Would the IIS logs contain this info? Does IIS logging have different logging levels or is every single request logged?

    Is there any way to prevent documents being opened outside the domain... i.e. some embedded certificate that only allows file to open if on XYZ domain?

    Thanks in advance.

    Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:17 PM


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  • Hi,

    Have you considered Information Rights Management (IRM) and SharePoint? http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms458245.aspx


    Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:30 PM
  • That sounds useful - must check it out. 

    Can you confirm if IIS logging will give the detail required?

    Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:34 PM
  • Check out the logging section in IIS. You can get the list of fields that can be captured (Date, Time, Client IP Address, User Name, etc...)

    Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:44 PM
  • Remember one thing, if they can open it. They can steal it. Even if it is with a screen print. Just prevent them from accessing the document with the proper SharePoint security.
    Monday, January 16, 2012 3:38 PM