Using Protected Files
When a user attempts to open a protected file, he must first obtain a license. How a user obtains a license depends on how the file was encrypted and what type of licenses are in the file.
|Certificate preferred||If the file was protected using a certificate, Bentley View first tries to find certificate-based license. Bentley View opens the file using the first certificate-based license the user can open. If the license does not possess the private key needed to open any certificate-based license, then Bentley View tries password-based access. If there is no password license or Everyone license in the file, then the user is denied access. If there are any password licenses in the file, Bentley View prompts the user for a password and attempts to open the file. If the password is invalid, the user is denied access to the file. If the user presses Enter without entering a password, Bentley View attempts to obtain the Everyone license. If there is an Everyone license, the file is opened using that license. If not, access is denied.|
|Password preferred||If the file was protected using a password, you are prompted for the password. If a password is entered, Bentley View attempts to obtain a password license. If the password is valid, the corresponding license is used to open the file. If the password is invalid, access is denied. If the user presses Enter without entering a password, Bentley View attempts to obtain the Everyone license. If there is an Everyone license, the file is opened using that license. If not, access is denied.|
After opening a protected file, a lock icon displays in the status bar.
While in a protected file, Bentley View disables functions when the corresponding right was not granted as part of the license. Here is a partial listing of functions by right.
|Right Granted||Functions Enabled|
FENCE FILE (FF=) key-in
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In some cases, a command may start but then fail because a right has not been granted. For example, a user enters the PRINT key-in when the Print right has not been granted. In that case, the command is aborted with the following error message: "the author" has restricted access to the DGN file. The current operation requires an access right that has not been granted.