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How to apply Password Protection On attachment send through mail from SAP

Hi All,

I want to apply Password Protection on file send as an attachment from SAP on Email.

I know how to send email from sap with attachment in it. A smartform is coverted to a attachment and send on email.

But how can i apply password protection on it.

Any type of file format will be fine. I just need to know how can i make that file as password protected.

Thanks in advance.

Sonal Jain.

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2010 at 09:07 AM

    Check this. It will solve your purpose

    http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ABAP/Workitemintimationintheemail

    I hope POPUP_GET_USER_PASSWORD will do for your case..

    Incase check these two threads

    reg-function-module-for-pop-up-password

    password-protection

    Please check for FM in SE37..

    Manas M.

    Edited by: Kumar Manas Mishra on Jan 22, 2010 10:09 AM

    Edited by: Kumar Manas Mishra on Jan 22, 2010 10:10 AM

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2010 at 09:35 AM

    Hi Sonal

    If you are excel sheet as the attachment, i think you can use the OLE objects to password protect the file. But one drawback is, you can use it only in foreground mode.

    Regards

    Ranganath

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  • Posted on Jan 22, 2010 at 06:54 PM

    The only option that comes to mind is archiving the attachment into a password-protected ZIP and then sending it. Not sure if this would be feasible with the Smartform though because you'd need to have an actual PDF file first to archive and the way Smartforms are usually sent is by just sending a data stream that the mail server (or some other magic) later converts into the email and attachment.

    You might have to think completely outside the box and use, for example, a password-protected web page with a link sent by email instead of the attachment. Or something like that...

    P.S. Quite honestly, I don't think password protection adds much security. You need a bona fide secure connection and encryption for an adequate protection. Passwords are just for dummies.

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    • If data is worth protecting, the best approach is always to access it at it's source and protect it there. That way you can take the access away again!

      A true and wise statement.

      In addition you ensure that the accessed data is "always up-to-date".

      The ability to revoke granted access privileges might be a very important asset (GRC related).

      Edited by: Wolfgang Janzen on Jan 28, 2010 11:34 AM

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    Posted on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Dear,

    Usage of IRM (Information Right Management services) email server will give protection for email and the attached documents.

    Regards,

    Shrinivasan KV

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