Password Protected Export to Specific Location
When working with sensitive information, it helps to have control over how that information exits a Qlik Sense application and where it lends.
The idea is to have some sort of property on an object, be it a table or a chart or a button with an Export Object Data action, that would let Qlik Sense developers control where an exported file would be stored and have the exported file be password-protected with a unique password for each user.
This is helpful in an environment where users are working on sensitive information and have access to a secured network directory where exported files can be saved and accessed by users of the application. The workflow would be:
- Develop and publish application with properties set that control where an application is able to export data and have exports be password-protected for each user.
- Give a set of users access to the application.
- Setup a secured network directories for each user where data exported from the app would be stored for each user of an app.
This way, when users export data, it would go to a designated directory and be password-protected reducing the chance of sensitive information exiting an application and being lost and exposed in user's Downloads folder. So a scenario like user leaving a company and having to turn in their machine back to IT would not expose sensitive information to IT department once they receive the machine or anyone who shouldn't have access to the sensitive information as that information would be stored in a secured directory and be password-protected.
This, of course, doesn't stop users from moving files to an unsecured directory and removing the password protection from exported file, just like it doesn't stop users from showing data in the app to someone who doesn't have access to the app, but it still is helpful to have those security features in place to help reduce unintended leaking of sensitive information.
Please note your unique ticket reference (#32569) and URL https://community.vizlib.com/helpdesk/tickets/32569