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FTP users Preventing users logging in on a FTP server to copy and/or print pdf documents

Posted on 2014-04-29
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Users on our FTP server can view PDF documents
The have RO rights , but can open a PDF document on that site
How to prevent , or goto other file format mayby??
that the can print e.g. to a PDF printer or save a copy
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Question by:BIAPRO
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by:Zac Harris
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I'm having a hard time understanding what you're asking.... If the user has read-only rights, they should only be able to open the pdf but not save it.

What would you say you are trying to accomplish?
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by:BIAPRO
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ok the pdf on the ftp server contains e.g. photo 's
they have read/only rights so they can open the pdf document
i realize  that they can make screen prints , but than quality would be poor

if they can save the pdf document on their pc they have a perfect copy!
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xaichen earned 2000 total points
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Hello.

I don't think there is any way to isolate the actions of opening for viewing, and manually saving a local copy of a PDF from an FTP server. Even when the user opens the PDF for viewing, a local copy has already been downloaded in the background to a temporary location and stored on their PC to allow their PCs PDF viewer to open the document.

There may be other ways of presenting the information perhaps like in an interactive Flash file with buttons to change page that would make it hard to copy text and images from?

Best regards.
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by:xaichen
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Another thought..perhaps you could watermark the photos in the PDF files and charge a premium fee for people to obtain the original without the watermark?
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by:BIAPRO
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thats a idea indeed not impossible to copy put a lot off effort needed
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