von ecm4u GmbH


Compatibility Alfresco Community:
Compatibility Alfresco Enterprise:
User Interface:
German, English
MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Oracle
Operating System:
Linux, Windows, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 7

ecm4u View Only

Version: 1.4

Restricts access to the (flash) preview of documents in Alfresco and prevents the download of the original documents. Access restricted documents can still be searched for. Also supports the CIFS, FTP, and WebDAV protocol adapters of Alfresco.

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ecm4u View Only

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The View Only module restricts access to documents stored in Alfresco so that only the (flash) preview can be accessed, while at the same time a download of the  original document is not possible. It effectively prevents that original documents are downloaded and processed in an undesired way.



  • Restricts access to the (Flash) Preview view of a document.
  • Reliably prevents access to the real document content
  • Support for folders and subfolders: Whole folder hierarchies can be easily configured as a restricted area.
  • The search function is not affected. Documents can be found on the full-text search, even if the user has restricted access to the document preview only.
  • All protocol adapters of Alfresco are supported: CIFS, WebDAV, FTP.



  • Preview with firmly integrated watermark (DRAFT, etc.)
  • Classifications


Included in delivery

The module comes with:

  • AMP files for an easy installation
  • User guide
  • Install guide



The license allows installation of the module on a productive Alfresco repository with up to 2,000 registered users, a standby, test and development system.


Maintenance and Support

The purchasing price for this module includes one year of software maintenance (updates) and support by ecm4u GmbH. After one year 20% of the purchasing price are charged for maintenance and support per annum. Please find the details in the terms and conditions of ecm4u GmbH that are indicated during the purchase process in your cart.


Demo access

If you would like to test the module: Please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Change History

1.0 - 2013.02.28

  • Initial public release version


What is the difference to the "Share" action in Alfresco?

The Share function enables the sharing of documents for users without access to Alfresco (usually no staff of your own company). View Only is designed for applications inside the company, where content will be made ​​available to employees, but not the original documents.

The document can be downloaded via a download url?

No, this is not possible. The access check is always on the server.