Workplace Security for OS/2 Warp

Release date: 
Wednesday, 6 November, 1996



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Workplace Security for OS/2 Warp is one of the new generation of object oriented software products based on System Object Model (SOM) technology. Unlike traditional software applications which must be started in order to use them, Workplace Security integrates seamlessly into OS/2 Warp's Workplace Shell user interface. You never have to start it or stop it, it's always there and it's always working.

Workplace Security provides password controlled access to protect your desktop objects from being deleted, renamed, moved, copied, dragged, or from receiving dropped objects. Workplace Security prevents locked objects from being opened or having their settings changed without entering the correct password. Locked objects can be identified by a lock that is displayed over the objects icon. To unlock an object, double click on the object or select the Unlock item from the menu. A password popup dialog will prompt you for the correct password.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. Run INSTALL.EXE. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Workplace Security for OS/2 Warp v. 2.1.5 (6/11/1996) Readme/What's new
Release date: November 6, 1996 Please read this file before installing the product. This document contains the product description, installation instructions, and product removal instructions. It is recommended that you print this file and save for it later reference. View the WPSECUG.INF for additional registration, license agreement and product support information. ****************************************************************** ****** OUR PRODUCT SUPPORT E-MAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED ************ ****************************************************************** Please direct all e-mail to our new address: Maple Valley Software Web page is now online. You can download the latest version of Workplace Security or send e-mail from this site. OUR WEBSITE ADDRESS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO: ******************************************************************* NOTE: If you are upgrading from v2.0.x to v2.1.x you may receive any error indicating that the installer was unable to successfully save a backup of the previous version. To avoid this problem, delete any old backup in the sub-directory named WPSECURE.$BK prior to installing this upgrade. This sub-directory is located under the d:\WPSECURE installation directory. You can also avoid the error by removing the check box option to save a backup of the previous version. ******************************************************************* ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Workplace Security Workplace Security for OS/2 Warp provides seamless object level security for the Workplace Shell. Workplace Security was developed using System Object Model (SOM) technology. General Description =================== Workplace Security provides password controlled access to protect your desktop objects from being deleted, renamed, moved, copied, dragged, or from receiving dropped objects. Workplace Security prevents "locked" objects from being opened or having their settings changed without entering the correct password. Workplace Security allows you to control which menu items are displayed for the desktop and for any folder or program object when the object is locked. While Workplace Security provides access controls for your objects, it does not provide file-level access security. Any DOS, Windows, or non-Workplace Shell OS/2 file manager can access your files, regardless if an object is locked or unlocked. Workplace Security's "object-level" protection complements other file-level security products which do not provide object level access controls. Ease of Use ============ After installing Workplace Security a new "Password" page is seamlessly added to the settings notebook for every "folder" and "program" object on your desktop, including the desktop settings notebook. The "Password" page contains the security options for the object. Once a password has been entered for an object, a "Lock" menu item is added to the objects menu. Simply select the lock menu item to secure the object. When an object is locked, an unlock item is displayed in the menu. Selecting the unlock menu item or clicking on the object displays the password dialog. The correct password must be entered to open the object. Registration ============ Workplace Security is not public domain, or freeware. It may be distributed freely, without modification of any kind, for the purpose of trying the product to determine if it meets your needs. You must purchase Workplace Security if you continue to use it beyond a 30 day trial period. The registration fee is $25 USD. Site licenses are available by contacting Maple Valley Software. Fax (612) 493-5485 E-mail: ************************************************************ Online registration is available at the following locations: ************************************************************ * CompuServe. GO SWREG. Follow the instructions for online product registration. The product registration id is: 4733 * BMT Micro. * Peter Norloffs OS/2 SHAREWARE BBS. ******************************************************************** **** What's new in release 2.1.5 ******* ******************************************************************** * fixed: SOM build error caused Install problems on Warp 3.0 GA and OS/2 2.11 * Doc: Workplace Security deinstallation procedure has been updated. See the "Removing Workplace Security" section in this readme.doc. ******************************************************************** **** What's new in release 2.1.4 ******* ******************************************************************** * Installation utility has been added to the Workplace Security folder. * Fixed - protential problem of the master password getting truncated. * Update - Menu items Create Another, Copy, Move, Create shadow, Delete, now removed when the "protect contents" option is selected, regardless if the folder object is locked or unlocked. Warp 4.0 integration enhancements: * Now removes the "Logoff Network Now" menu item when the Desktop is locked * Now removes the "Lock in place" menu item when program objects are locked. ******************************************************************** **** changes in release 2.1.3 ******* ******************************************************************** * Fixed bug in the Rexx interface when using the LOCK=NO keyword. * Included a new WPSLOCK.CMD rexx utility * Fixed bug with the Undo button on the settings Notebook Password page. ******************************************************************** **** changes in release 2.1.2 ******* ******************************************************************** * Workplace Security is now Merlin ready! * Fixed Event sounds not working when installed in other than default directory. * Fixed password truncation problem ******************************************************************** **** changes in release 2.1.1 ******* ******************************************************************** * Removed all MMPM2 runtime requirements. * Find menu items are now filtered from all folders when the desktop is locked. ******************************************************************** **** What's in release 2.1.0 ******* ******************************************************************** * Updated Installation utility. * This release is now compatable with OS/2 2.11. * The "Find" object is now password protected when the Desktop is locked. The desktop password or master password must be entered to access the Find dialog. * New look dialogs. When clicking on a locked object, the objects icon is now displayed in the password dialog. The settings notebook password page options have been * The "Display locked icon" option has been changed to display an image of a small lock over the the objects icon when the object is locked. * A new global option to enable lock/unlock event sounds has been added to the Desktop's password page 2. Now you can hear when an object is lock or unlocked. (Requires that MMPM/2 is installed) * The "Remove special menu items" option has been integrated as the default behavior, and the option has been elininated from the password page. * The "Display (Locked) in icon title" option has been eliminated. * The behavior of the "Automatically lock when closed" option has changed. It now locks regardless of the locked/unlocked state at the time the object was opened. * The behavior of the "Lock" menu item can be overridden by checking the "Allow open when locked" option to prevent the open views of an object from closing when the "Lock" menu item is selected. * Updated registration utility. ******************************************************************** **** Workplace Security Features ******* ******************************************************************** * Installation utility that provides easy product installation and de-installation. The installation utility conforms to IBM's Configuration, Installation, and Distribution (CID) architecture to support unattended installations. * Supports password controlled access to program objects, including any OS/2 program, DOS program, seamless Windows program, command prompt windows and program objects on the launchpad. * Shadow objects fully supported to reflect the real objects Workplace Security settings. * Rexx support to automate object security setup. Eases installation on large number of OS/2 Warp PCs. * Enhanced online User Guide with graphics and hypertext links. * Lockout option provides an alternative to the built-in "Lockup" facility. * Protect Contents option protects all objects in a folder or on the desktop from being deleted, moved, copied, renamed, dragged, or receive dropped objects. * Master password provides an additional level of safety in the event an objects password is lost or forgotten. The master password can be held by support personnel, or group responsible for security in your organization. * Global master password option requires the master password to access any settings notebook for the desktop and all program and folder objects. * Enable lock/unlock event sounds option allows you to hear when an object is locked or unlocked. ******************************************************************** **** Workplace Security Documentation ******* ******************************************************************** The Workplace Security package comes with the following printable documentation: - README.DOC This document. - ORDER.DOC Printable Workplace Security order form. The Workplace Security online User Guide: - WPSECUG.INF Prior to installation this file may be viewed using the OS/2 VIEW.EXE command. Type VIEW WPSECUG.INF ********************************************************* **** Installing Workplace Security ********************** ********************************************************* INSTALLING from ZIP FILE or DISKETTE To install Workplace Security, follow these steps. 1. UNZIP the zipfile to a temporary directory or blank diskette or Insert the INSTALL diskette in a diskette drive. It is recommended that you UNZIP all the files to a diskette and install the product from the diskette. The diskette must be labeled WPSECURE. To label it, type: LABEL A:WPSECURE For remote and unattended installs see the CIDINST.CMD for more information. 2. Open an OS/2 command window and change to the diskette drive or directory where the files were unzipped. 3. Type INSTALL from the OS/2 command line After you have reviewed the Product Information, press the "Continue" button. Follow the instructions displayed by the installation utility. You will be asked for the name of the directory where the Workplace Security files are to be installed, the default directory is C:\WPSECURE. The install utility will then copy the Workplace Security files into the directory, copy the Workplace Security DLL files into the d:\OS2\DLL directory, and the HLP files to the d:\OS2\HELP directory. Note: ( "d:" is the drive letter of the OS/2 boot drive ) After copying the files, the Workplace Security folder objects will be created on the desktop. The objects created in the Workplace Security folder include the registration utility, online user guide, and order form. After these objects are created a shutdown and reboot is required to complete the Workplace Security activation. After rebooting, and upon successful installation, all "folder" and "program" objects will have a new "Password" page added to each of their settings notebooks. See the User Guide for detailed information on using Workplace Security. End of installation procedure. ********************************************** ** What to do for Installation problems ***** ********************************************** If after installing Workplace Security the Password page is missing from your folder objects, switch to the d:\WPSECURE directory and run the ACTIVATE.EXE command. Reboot your system again and the password page should now appear. If you get an error message indicating that the ACTIVATE command failed, it is possible that your OS/2 disk may have crossed-linked or lost extended attributes. The error message is issued if the system cannot find the WPSECURE DLL's located in the d:\OS2\DLL directory. You may want to run CHKDSK with the /F parameter on the OS/2 drive. After running CHKDSK, run the ACTIVATE.EXE again. If the ACTIVATE command is successful this time, shutdown and re-boot to enable Workplace Security. Compatibility issues: Workplace Security can co-exist with Stardock's Object Desktop product. If you have any problems you may need to obtain the latest Object Desktop fixkit from Stardock. The Fixkit can be obtained from their web site at ************************************************** ** Removing Workplace Security from your system ** ************************************************** To remove Workplace Security from your system follow these steps. 1) *** IMPORTANT *** Remove objects security settings before performing the deinstall. To remove the security settings from an object, Press the UNDO button on the Settings notebook Password page for each object that has a "Lock" item in its menu. The response to pressing UNDO is "Password removed". **** WARNING *************************************************** If the security settings are not removed from each object prior to deinstallation, these folder or program objects may have missing functions and/or may be missing objects after Workplace Security has been deinstalled. **************************************************************** 2) Click on the Installation utility in the Workplace Security folder. When the Product Information is displayed, press the "Continue" button. Two options will be displayed, 3) Select the "Delete the installed product and re-install" option. When the Delete process completes press the "EXIT" button. Note: The installation utility will not perform the re-install. To re-install you must run INSTALL again after the re-boot. 4) Shutdown and reboot. During the reboot the Workplace Security DLL and HLP files will be deleted from the d:\OS2\DLL and d:\OS2\HELP directories. End of Removal procedure *************************************** ** Optional manual removal procedure ** *************************************** 1) *** IMPORTANT *** Unlock all locked objects and folders Unlock all locked objects before performing the uninstall. Any locked objects not unlocked prior to deinstalling Workplace Security may have missing functions or may be missing objects after removing Workplace Security. 2) Shutdown and Re-boot 3) When the white OS/2 box is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen, press the ALT-F1 keys. Select option 'C' when the recovery choices menu is displayed to go to the OS/2 Command prompt. 4) Change to the d:\OS2\DLL directory and delete the WPSECURE DLL's and HLP files. Type: CD\OS2\DLL DEL WPSECURE.DLL DEL WPSECPGM.DLL DEL WPSECS01.DLL CD\OS2\HELP DEL WPSECURE.HLP DEL WPSECPGM.HLP 5) Re-boot OS/2. Workplace Security will no longer be in control of your system. 6) Delete all the files in the d:\WPSECURE directory, and the Workplace Security folder from the desktop. End of optional manual removal procedure ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Workplace Security is a trademark of Maple Valley Software (C) Copyright Maple Valley Software 1995, 1996 All rights reserved. OS/2 and Warp are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Workplace Security for OS/2 Warp v. 2.1.5d (6/11/1996) Readme/What's new
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