Arsenale Lockpoint Documentation
Arsenale® Lockpoint™ is a Confluence plugin 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 plugin 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 Confluence Edit in Office link or through the WebDAV filesystem), and 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 having to worry about going back to the Confluence user interface to lock files.
Lockpoint is fully compatible with all of the plugins 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.
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 plugin that allows a user to access attachments directly, the other plugin may also disregard the lock status of an existing attachment.
We are always looking to expand our plugin compatibility matrix, so if you discover such an issue with a third-party plugin, we will happily evaluate the plugin and see if we can support it.
Licensing and Pricing
Arsenale Lockpoint may be used for free on Confluence installations that use 10, 25 or 50-user Confluence licenses.
For all other users, a license is required. The plugin will automatically install itself with a fully-functional 30-day trial license. Subsequent installations will not generate additional trial licenses or extend your existing license. However, if you need additional time to evaluate the product, please contact Arsenale at to request an extension of your trial license.
For additional details, please see our pricing and purchase information.
Lockpoint is backed by the responsive, experienced Atlassian Experts at Arsenale Support.
If you encounter any challenges, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to solve your issues.