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Does anyone have a wrapper class for reading NSF files?
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by:mbonaci
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That's a pretty general question. Java class?
Can you explain what exactly do you want to do?
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by:KNolen
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In order to read NSF files, you would need the Java libraries that are installed as part of a Lotus Notes or Lotus Domino server installation. Without this installation you can's read NSF files. For example, you can include Notes.jar in a Java project. See an example at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/notes-eclipse/

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by:RichInAustin
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I was not aware of the Java libraries for Notes. Thanks for the info!
I guess I should have included more specifics in my question. I was wondering if anyone knew of a .NET wrapper around the C API. The COM object doesn't (to my knowledge) allow you to remove local security from an NSF file. You can with the C API and I was hoping to incorporate that functionality into my .NET code.
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by:Sjef Bosman
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Remove local security from an NSF file?? Using the C API?? No way.
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by:RichInAustin
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Are you sure? Then how do the third party guys do it? Like these guys:
http://www.perfectdatasolutions.com/nsf-security-eraser.html
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by:Sjef Bosman
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Oh, if they do what I think they do, it's a (not so) well-known hack to remove one bit in the database. That bit indicates the setting for Enforce consistent ACL across all replicas. Once that bit is removed on a LOCAL database, anyone with a VALID Notes-id can open that database. But that won't say that they can read all documents; well, they can read them, but the encrypted documents will not be decrypted.

So essentially, you're right, and I have to correct myself: you can "break" local security but you can't break encryption.
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by:RichInAustin
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Makes perfect sense. For some reason I thought it was a function of the C API. Would you be able to share the hack so I can test it? I have some databases with local security. The encryption part is OK, all I need to do is report on which documents can and can't be read and extracted, if it's encrypted it's encrypted!
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Thank you!
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