Workplace Security

Workplace Security provides password controlled access to protect your desktop objects from being deleted, renamed, moved, copied, dragged, or from receiving dropped objects. Workplace Security prevents locked objects from being opened or having their settings changed without entering the correct password.

Platform: OS/2

Price: $25.00

Locked objects can be identified by a lock that is displayed over the objects icon. To unlock an object, double click on the object or select the Unlock item from the menu. A password popup dialog will prompt you for the correct password.

After installing Workplace Security a new "Password" page is seamlessly added to the settings notebook for every "folder" and "program" object on your desktop, including the desktop settings notebook. The "Password" page contains the security options for the object. Once a password has been entered for an object, a "Lock" menu item is added to the objects menu. Simply select the lock menu item to secure the object. When an object is locked, an unlock item is displayed in the menu. Selecting the unlock menu item or clicking on the object displays the password dialog. The correct password must be entered to open the object.


  • The installation utility conforms to IBM's Configuration, Installation, and Distribution (CID) architecture to support unattended installations.

  • Supports password controlled access to program objects, including any OS/2 program, DOS program, seamless Windows program, command prompt windows and program objects on the launchpad.

  • Shadow objects fully supported to reflect the real objects Workplace Security settings.

  • Rexx support to automate object security setup. Eases installation on large number of OS/2 Warp PCs.

  • Global master password option requires the master password to access any settings notebook for the desktop and all program and folder objects.

  • Enhanced online User Guide with graphics and hypertext links.

  • Lockout option provides an alternative to the built-in "Lockup" facility.

  • Protect Contents option protects all objects in a folder or on the desktop from being deleted, moved, copied, renamed, dragged, or receive dropped objects.

  • Master password provides an additional level of control in the event an objects password is lost or forgotten. The master password can be held by support personnel, or group responsible for security in your organization.

  • Enable lock/unlock event sounds option allows you to hear when an object is locked or unlocked.