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Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby jack » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:50 am

First off, I'm sorry if this has been requested on the forum before. I did a couple of searches to make sure before posting this.

I'd like to request a folder password-protecting feature. I think it'll prove useful to many, especially those with young children.

I have many different movies in my collection, and some of these movies are either rated PG-13 or R, and I'd like to have the ability to restrict access to specific folders (or even files) with a predefined password, so that I can be sure my kids aren't watching anything they aren't supposed to be watching (I've accepted the fact that there's a limit to how much you can discipline your child :? ).

Thanks in advance to any developer who can try to make this work, or any other member who shows support. :)
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby recliq » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:08 am

Hey, I already tried to implement something like this, but it's not so easy right now, because it seems the current (development) version of wdtvext doesn't allow to 'prohibit' the execution of various dmaosd functions. For exaple i was able to catch the 'play' button but you were still able to start the playing with 'enter' button. :|
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby jack » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:39 am

It's nice to know you at least tried to implement this feature.
Do you think a feature like this might be available in the future? Or maybe something similar that can serve the same purpose... like specific folders being hidden, maybe in a certain mode?
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby recliq » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:50 am

i'm quite sure that this will be solved ;)
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby jack » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:06 am

That's good to know.

Thanks. :)
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby jack » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:34 am

Although I appreciate it very much, I'm having a hard time keeping up with all of the firmware updates and changelogs.
Can anyone tell me if a password-protection feature has been implemented thus far? I mean, I checked the changelogs and I can see nothing official has been implemented, but maybe someone knows of a new workaround for password-protecting files/folders?
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby chameleon_skin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:15 pm

Nothing yet, although we've thrown around some ideas of how to do it using WDTVExt.

I'm actually relatively certain I know of a good way to do it; I just need to find some time amongst the 15 other WDTV projects I have going on to implement it.
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby ripper2860 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:59 pm

Put me down for wanting this feature. Certainly worth another donation. ;)
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby PaulF » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:53 am

Where I worked we used ACL (Access control list) to keep the secret project files on our Linux machines secret.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_control_list
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Re: Password-protect folders (Rated R, 18+)   

Postby jack » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:54 am

PaulF, how would I use ACL to achieve what I explained in my first post?
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