Re: Securing Help Files

Subject: Re: Securing Help Files
From: Robert Bennett <RBENNETT -at- TECHDATA -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:39:32 -0500


I know of nothing like password access, but you could compile different
versions of the same Help using "build tags."

You could also try putting the sensitive information in a different Help
file that could be omitted for some customers. In this latter case, you
could call topics in the second ("external") file from within the main
file, so the structure would be invisible to your users.

Good luck,


> ----------
> From: Jeff Barnes[SMTP:jlb -at- MDTSOFT -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Jeff Barnes
> Sent: Friday, November 20, 1998 3:15 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Securing Help Files
> Greetings all,
> I am researching the following question:
> Can you restrict access to topics within a help system?
> I have been tasked to produce a help system for my company's product,
> but
> have also been informed that a past stumbling block to this project
> has been
> the reluctance of the customers to release information to all of their
> customers.
> I've been scanning the Winhelp archives without much success, but it's
> been
> a cursory process.
> Any information you can provide to me will be much appreciated. If
> you
> would like to reply off-line, please contact me at jlb -at- mdtsoft -dot- com ,
> and I
> can provide a summary of what I receive. If you want to chew it over
> in
> public, that's just as good for me.
> Thanks in advance for your help, and I now return to lurk mode.
> ------end message------
> Jeffrey L. Barnes
> Training and Documentation Specialist
> MDT Software, Inc.
> Phone: 678-297-1029
> E-mail: jlb -at- mdtsoft -dot- com
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