Introduction

Arsenale® Lockpoint is a Confluence add-on that provides users with the ability to lock documents for exclusive use. With Lockpoint, users are assured that their changes to documents will not be overwritten by other users.

The Lockpoint add-on provides seamless locking support for collaborating with compatible WebDAV clients, including the Microsoft Office suite. Users can also manually lock documents from within Confluence.

WebDAV locks are handled automatically: users can directly edit Office documents (using the one-click Confluence Edit in Office link or through the WebDAV filesystem). Files are automatically locked when the Office application opens the document, and the files are automatically unlocked when the user saves the document. Other users will see files listed as in-use or read-only while the file is being edited by the owner, so users can browse and edit within your Confluence page tree without going back to the Confluence user interface to lock files.

Lockpoint is fully compatible with all of the add-ons that enterprise Confluence users depend on, including the Office Connector Gliffy  and  Balsamiq Mockups .

For supported browsers, Lockpoint also extends one-click Edit in Office functionality to Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project documents.

Lockpoint can automatically generate email warnings for users who have left documents locked out for an administrator-configurable interval, and it can also automatically unlock documents (and notify the user) if the lock period exceeds a second threshold. The warning and check-in thresholds can be configured separately (on a space-by-space basis) for both normal locks and files locked automatically using WebDAV.

Users can also request notifications to be sent when documents owned by others are unlocked.

On a space-by-space basis, you can also designate Lockpoint Administrators who have the ability to manually check in documents that have been checked out by others.

Arsenale Lockpoint includes full translations in English, German, French, Japanese and Russian.

Arsenale Lockpoint is a certified Atlassian Verified add-on and a standard 100% Java and Confluence-native product. It requires no external configuration, no extra databases, no other tools or services, and all data stays behind your firewall.

Lockpoint and Document Security

It is important to note that Arsenale Lockpoint is a business workflow tool, not a security layer.

Since Confluence itself does not support any notion of locked attachments, a malicious user could create a specially-crafted URL that would allow a user to modify an attachment that was locked by someone else.

Additionally, if you install a third-party add-on that allows a user to access attachments directly, the other add-on may also disregard the lock status of an existing attachment.

We are always looking to expand our add-on compatibility matrix, so if you discover such an issue with a third-party add-on, we will happily evaluate the add-on to see if we can support it.

Licensing and Pricing

Arsenale Lockpoint is sold exclusively though Atlassian Marketplace. Lockpoint includes a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to fully evaluate the product.

For pricing details or to purchase Lockpoint, visit Atlassian Marketplace.

Support

Lockpoint is backed by the responsive Arsenale Support team.

If you encounter any challenges, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to solve your issues.

 

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