How do I secure some shared files?
February 25, 2014 8:00 AM Subscribe
How do I secure some files that need to be shared and be editable with several employees and also be able to immediately remove access to any version of those files from a particular person?
posted by BigCalm to Computers & Internet (18 answers total)
I work for a small startup - we have to use some shared credentials to access customer VPNs.
Right now, they're in an SVN repository that means any employee can access that repository, get the information they need quickly and change things as necessary.
The problem has arisen because somebody is leaving the company under a cloud - they have all these files on their computers, including their home ones.
Whilst we can't do much about it this time (we're going to have a busy day getting clients to change passwords for us), it'd be nice to do this better in future!!
So what we need is a whole bunch of files (no, we can't just do this in a spreadsheet) to be only available to current employees, be editable, and to have no local cache of these files on an individual's computer (this rules out Dropbox and the like).
Right now I'm thinking of holding the files on some sort of NFS share on a unix box that's only accessible whilst in the office / on office VPN - but would welcome any alternative suggestions (we have linux boxes, databases, private webservers, etc. that can easily be secured) as this feels like a bit of kludgy way of doing it.