British Standards Online: Extra Security Added

From the end of February, the FileOpen plug-in for Acrobat Reader will need to be installed to open documents via the BSOL service.

The British Standards Online (BSOL) service will shortly implement an extra layer of security to their documents.  From the end of February 2021, BSOL documents can only be opened with the FileOpen plug-in for Acrobat Reader installed on your device. This is intended to keep documents from this service more secure.

Once this change is in place, the FileOpen plug-in will need to be installed in order to access all electronic documents via BSOL. FileOpen document rights management solutions are trusted by publishers, corporations, universities and governments worldwide to protect their digital assets from copying, piracy, and unauthorized sharing.

The BSI have produced further documentation covering these changes.
For further support regarding this change, please contact the CEBE faculty subject team or submit a question via Library Answers.