OpenUtilities Substation Help

Protection Configuration Variables

OpenUtilities Substation includes configuration variables to help set up all aspects of the file protection.

The following table lists the configuration variables that affect Protection. Each configuration variable expects a valid value. An invalid value will not override a setting. You do not need to close and restart in order for the configuration variable change to take effect.

Variable Short name Description
MS_PROTECTION_ENABLE Enable file protection
  • Set to 0 to disable file protection (default)
  • Set to 1 to enable password or certificate protection
  • Set to 2 to enable password protection
  • Set to 3 to enable certificate protection
MS_PROTECTION_V8_COMPATIBILITY Limit encryption strength
  • Set to 0 to use stronger encryption, producing protected files that previous versions cannot open (default)
  • Set to 1 to enable previous versions to open protected files and create licenses
MS_PROTECTION_LICENSE_ENABLE Control license creation
  • Set to 0 to disable license creation
  • Set to 1 to enable password licenses
  • Set to 2 to enable certificate licenses
  • Set to 4 to enable Everyone licenses
  • Set to 7 to enable all types of licenses (default)

Add individual values together to enable two or more license types.

MS_PROTECTION_PASSWORD_MIXED Password letters and numbers A password containing a mixture of letters and numbers.
MS_PROTECTION_PASSWORD_MINIMUM Minimum length of password Sets the minimum length of a file protection password. The default is 5.
MS_PROTECTION_NOENCRYPT_THUMBNAIL Do not encrypt file thumbnail The thumbnail is an image of the last used view of the design file. The image is displayed by Windows File Explorer and File Open dialog.
MS_PROTECTION_NOENCRYPT_PROPERTIES Do not encrypt file properties Set to 1, tells the Protect command to leave file properties unencrypted or set to 0 to allow Protect encrypt file properties.