Model Security

At Sketchfab we take privacy and security very seriously and do our very best to protect your work. Here are some of the ways in which we secure your content:

1. PRO and Business users can upload work privately (unlisted) and optionally add password protection.
2. Data served from our site is compressed via a lossy algorithm and original files are never publicly exposed.
3. Our team actively monitors and invalidates any unauthorized attempts to access 3D data.
3. Our terms of service strictly forbids any attempt to reverse-engineer Sketchfab content.

 

Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments

  • Avatar
    wood_dragon

    Hi! Is it possible to have a model another place than Sketchfab computers (for example on my own computer or a company's computer)?
    Say company X wants to store a model on its own computers for security reasons. The idea is that customer Y would go on company X's website to view their model using Sketchfab viewer. Is this remotely possible?

  • Avatar
    James

    @wood_dragon - At the moment, all models must be uploaded to Sketchfab for processing, and we don't license the viewer technology for others to host.

  • Avatar
    elearning

    Hi, I am going to use 3D models in the classroom and assign these models to individual students. I would like students to be able to add annotations and text to "their own" models. Is their anyway to do this without giving them my credentials? Assigning a password won't give them permissions right?

  • Avatar
    James

    @elearning - Hi, sound great. We don't have a system like that yet. The best thing to do is have them create their own accounts or create new accounts yourself for them so you can keep your own credentials safe.

  • Avatar
    cgartefacts
    Hello, I just want to point out that after turning a model as private, with/out password on a chrome computer, after I log out and go to the model page I immediately see the product loading and working just fine. I've tested the link in IE and it properly prompts for the password. I haven't reset cache on Chrome as I'm doing some web dev at the moment but I shouldn't have to, I think. I can imagine this being a problem to someone wanting to hide a model from coworkers (think coworking spaces) or family (think surprise!) ...
  • Avatar
    James
    @cgartefacts - Making a model Private just means that it is unlisted. Anyone who knows the URL can see the model. This is the intended behavior. If you want to keep the model hidden, you should add a password. I'm sorry that this wasn't clear. I will update this article to be more explicit.
  • Avatar
    elearning
    @James. What about letting 25 students log in simultaneously on my credentials (and changing the password afterwards)? Can it be done?
  • Avatar
    James
    @elearning - You could do that, but if they log out after you change the password, they won't be able to log back in. Maybe you could create a "dummy" account for this purpose?
  • Avatar
    elearning
    Thanks James. Okay. That will work, because I want them to edit the models under my supervision during class. As long as multiple logins are allowed they can mess it up as they want. A duplicate (backup) account would not be a bad idea, but that probably won't be possible with the click of a button right? (I have over 70 models up).
  • Avatar
    James
    Well, we could make the existing account the "supervised" account, then you can create a new personal account. Or we can move the models for you. Can you please send me an email? support@sketchfab.com - It will be easier for me to work with you that way.
  • Avatar
    IVAR

    Prejudice a question if the public private model password when I insert it in the wordpress site, a password is required to who wants to see the site in wordpress? in more private links to the model, it is indexed by the engines? thank you very much

  • Avatar
    James

    @IVAR The password is always required, and the model will not be indexed by search engines.

  • Avatar
    brvr

    James,

    If I want to make a model available for a certain site e.g (my site) , and someone else embed it to their site, is possible to give direct access to my site but still have the password if somene tries to copy the url?

     

  • Avatar
    James

    @brvr - Not at the moment. If you add a password, the password will be required everywhere.

  • Avatar
    brvr

    Thank you!

  • Avatar
    steplont
  • Avatar
    steplont
  • Avatar
    James

    @steplont - Your original files are never exposed unless you enable download. Our viewer serves a compressed version of the mesh. However, once the 3D data reaches your GPU, it is available locally. This is required for our viewer to work. This is really no different than any other media published on the Internet; it's trivial to rip images, audio, and video from most sources. In fact, ripping 3D is harder.

    That said, we are working on some features to make such techniques harder. In theory, it's possible to make automatic ripping VERY difficult. However, this would hurt performance and stability of the product. You can follow some more discussion here:

    https://forum.sketchfab.com/t/lets-talk-about-security/15789