I need to resolved one security issue with one of the excel file managed by our HR dept.
Scenario : Confidential excel 2010 workbook (let’s call it Workbook A) has got tabs (Let’s call it User Sheet) for each of the user on their name, the HR person updates this workbook frequently hence apart of administrator she is the only one has change and modify full access rights, all other domain users has just read and execute rights. Workbook cannot be not protected by password because of the below reason.
Now, I have created an individual excel file (let’s call it User File) for each user where each of their cells are linked to their respective User Sheet. User will access the User File from their desktop for updated information related to them from HR. Only respective user got Read access right on their own User Files, that way other user can not open it. HR will make a change to User Sheet and user will read the updated information from their User File.
But to update the information through the Linked Cell I have to give Read access to all users to Workbook A else their User File will not be able to read the content from User Sheet, now that way if user open Workbook A, he can read all the User Sheets belongs to workbook which is security breach.
How can I give User Sheet a user rights so that only respective user can have Read rights on their own User Sheet?
Please help me here.