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VBScript and security issues with GetObject

Posted on 1997-08-14
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I am trying to invoke an Automatiom method from a third party app (Documentum) from VBScript.  When I execute the code, I get the following error:  "Object not safe for scripting".  This is from IE3.02

The code works fine from within VB 5.0

Code below:
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Sub Button_Click
Dim dmObj
Set dmObj = GetObject(, "Documentum.Workspace32")

dmObj.dmAPIExec("domenu,c,menubar,dc_new_doc_mthd")

End Sub
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Question by:tdietz
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MikeHartmann earned 50 total points
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Well, only controls that do not write to the harddisk or the registry are considered "safe". Those safe controls are marked specially and can be used in any IE-setup.
If you want to use "non-secure" controls anyway, the user has to set the IE-security to a lower level (medium or low)

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by:tdietz
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So all someone has to do is mark the object as "Safe for scripting" and it will work?

That doesn't sound like a very good security model.

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