What happens when an applications attempts to access a password-protected file?
When an application attempts to access a password-protected file in a Vault, CBFS Vault tries to obtain the password using the following steps:
- If the file is accessed via a CBFS Vault API, and any password is provided directly, then that password is used (and the access will fail if it is incorrect). If a password is not provided directly, then the steps below apply.
- If the file's password has been cached for one-time use using the CacheFilePassword method, then that password is used.
- Otherwise, if the DefaultFileAccessPassword property is set, and contains the correct password for the file in question, then that password is used.
- Otherwise, the FilePasswordNeeded event fires, giving your application a chance to supply the correct password dynamically (or not, if you wish to deny the access attempt).
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