Problem: We have internal environments with several configuration files, accessed by numerous people. We must ensure specific peoples are able to access the file for EDITING while being able to view the file content properly. I know there would be a way to do it with security, but it would require us to go through thousands of configuration files to set the security to specific members / groups. Also, we would like to be able to implement this new way of protecting the configurations files in our clients' servers (for our services).
Is there a way we can "password-Protect" the "Read-Only" attribute on Text files? (Someconfig.config).
Remember: the service will still use the configuration file, so the extension must not change, nor the content.