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[resolved] Privacy concern - Site owner can read private docs? (4 posts)

  1. AnywhereButHollywood
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi - wonderful plugin, but I do have a concern. Using my admin account I found I was able to read and edit the private doc of a test user account. Is this by design?

    This troubles me, as I am creating a creative workspace, and I don't want there to be any concerns about potential theft of intellectual property.

    Thanks!
    Adam

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress-docs/

  2. Boone Gorges
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yup, this is by design. Admin accounts are able to do anything. This is basically how all of WP works: administrators can read all content, even that which is marked private.

    It might be possible to extend BP Docs in some way to make private content that is *not* viewable by admins, but this is probably not something I'd want to include in the plugin itself, because for most people it's a feature and not a bug that admins are able to moderate and view all content.

  3. AnywhereButHollywood
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Okay, thanks, I'll just have to warn people. (I guess I can include BuddyDrive as an option if they're really worried about Admins being able to read their stuff. Just did a test and users can hide their drive contents from admins, at least through the ui.)

  4. AnywhereButHollywood
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    What about a password protect option? Admin would still have to enter that, right?

    (Edit: Hm, no, I guess not... Oh well, warning it is. :) )

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