The Zip action is a feature that allows you to compress generated documents into a zip file. This reduces the size of files as well as providing the option to securely store multiple documents in a password protected format.
- A zip file can be protected with a password by setting the
Password Protectinput in the Action to
true. The password will be taken from the Password input in the Action, and if that is not set, it will use the password specified in the Manage section.
- Enables the addition of the generated Zip file to pre-existing actions, for instance, including the Zip file as an attachment in a Send Email action.
- Select which files will be included in the zip file.
To use the Zip action on your form:
- (Optional) Go to Manage > Settings > Zip and set a default zip password.
Establish a default password to be automatically applied in case the Password Protect input in the Action has been enabled and no password has been manually entered. The operation will fail if password protection is selected but no password is provided in either Design or in Manage.
- In Design, open a project.
- Drag and drop the Zip action onto the Finish page.
- Configure the following Action properties by clicking the Properties tab.
|Output Filename||Assigns a designated name for the generated Zip file. If no value is specified, the Zip file will use the Project name.|
|Password||The password for the Zip file.|
|Password Protect||Enables password protection for the Zip file if this value is set to |
|AES Encryption||Setting this to True will encrypt the Zip with AES-256 encryption. Note that a third party unzip solution may be required for end users opening files created with this option enabled.|
- Save your project.
- In Produce, the zip file will be available for download.
Opening the Zip File
- When you open a zip file using a file explorer such as Windows Explorer, attempting to access a protected file within the archive will prompt for a password. This password will also automatically unlock the rest of the files in the zip archive.
- If AES encryption is set to true, end users will need a zip utility compatible with AES Encryption. E.g The Windows native uncompress zip functionality is not compatible. Archive utility on Mac OS is. Ref: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20180515-00/?p=98755
- If you download a zip file, extract its contents, and are prompted for a password, entering the correct password will allow you to access all the extracted files without the need for additional passwords.
Updated 4 months ago