Documentum or Alfresco – Redacting Sensitive Information with OpenRedact

As more business processes are being automated for storing and working with documents in ECM repositories, many companies are encountering a need to redact sensitive information in these documents. Solutions exist for doing the redaction such as Brava and Redact-it, but these solutions are expensive and difficult to support. TSG is proud to introduce OpenRedact, an open source web-based redaction tool for redacting sensitive information on documents stored in Documentum or Alfresco. Continue reading

OpenAnnotate 2.0 – Annotations in Alfresco Share

TSG is proud to release OpenAnnotate 2.0, our latest iteration of open source annotations.  We’ve successfully deployed OpenAnnotate with a number of our Documentum clients to enable simple annotation capabilities on PDF documents, both via TSG’s HPI and Webtop.  We’ve now implemented annotation capability within Alfresco Share to allow markup of rendered PDF documents within an Alfresco repository.

Users can access PDF documents and perform the following annotations:

  • Sticky Notes
  • Lines
  • Arrows
  • Rectangles
  • Ellipses

Users can view annotations created by other users, and are displayed in different colors.  We’ve added a simple action within Alfresco Share to expose annotation capabilities.  OpenAnnotate can produce read only PDFs with the related annotations, to be viewed by any PDF viewer.

How does it work?

OpenAnnotate was built using HTML and JavaScript along with Spring MVC.   The front end utilizes jQuery and Dojo.  Dojo provides canvas drawing on all browsers, including IE6 (yes, we still have clients using IE6!)  All generated annotations are stored, using the XFDF specification, as an association to the original PDF document by applying a simple aspect.

  • Visit our website for additional information on OpenAnnotate.
  • Visit our LearningZone to see OpenAnnotate in action.

Please contact us to get OpenAnnotate integrated into your Alfresco repository!