IFS for web

Welcome to IFS for the Web (IFS-WEB™)

Records managers and document archivists have used the IFS Object Repository system since 1991. There are hundreds of millions of documents residing in IFS repositories all over the world. Now, IFS for the WEB provides the means to liberate these documents from their LAN/WAN shell, and make them available to anyone with a WEB browser.

IFSWEB provides a website application structure that can be installed on any NT server running IIS. Retrieval and display of documents can be accomplished by anyone, or any application having access to the documents storage ID. The file location of the document pages does not have to be known to retrieve the documents.

The requirements for this installation are:

  1. An Windows server that can be used as an IIS website host or on a Windows workstation running Personal Web Server.
  2. An IFS repository connected to the Website Host.
  3. Connection to an Intranet or the Internet.

Featuring Co-Star, by KeyNet, KeyNet offers a complete suite of enterprise and Internet document management applications for managing your business documents. Co-Star can be tailored to address your organization’s specified business objectives and can be seamlessly integrated into your operating environments.


Your business needs to capture data from paper, faxes, XML and/or the Internet. To be competitive in your industry, you’ll want to capture critical information from all these sources simultaneously and in one workflow that can be exported to a common system. KeyNet’s INFLOW32 Software can make this happen.

Our software provides a unified information capture platform for extracting, perfecting, formatting and exporting data to your information management systems. Data from any source can be brought together in an accurate, timely and cost-effective manner within a single, fully integrated information data capture solution.


IFSÔ, KeyNet’s Independent Filing System, is based on scalable storage technology, a robust indexing method, and a database independent migration model. First, the document repository can be physically distributed across the entire enterprise, keeping documents local to the point of most frequent access. Second, IFS captures data from documents and uses this data to generate document indexes. These indexes can be used directly by Co-Star to access the IFS repository, or can be written to the database systems that are native to the user’s application. Finally, IFS provides a powerful migration scheme that allows documents to be moved from hard disk drives, to optical jukebox platters to off-line optical drives without requiring the database to be re-indexed.


KeyNet user’s can request document searches by the IFS index, or can provide their own data/document combination queries. The IFSWEB System uses an ActiveX component called IFSRetrieveÒ to handle access to the IFS Repository. If user data is retired, IFS generated import tables indexes can still be used to access stored documents.

There are several file types that can be displayed directly in standard Internet browsers without plug-ins or other software. If you click on the “ADEC Invoice…” hyperlink, for example, you will be presented with a list of pages that can be viewed. The data for this list comes from the IFS TOC file, and is presented as a series of hyperlinks. The actual presentation of these hyperlinks is a function of an IFS-WEB active server page script, so it can also be customized to a very great extent by your Web development team

All formats supported by the browser are supported by IFS, hence the Blinking Eye page, which is an animated GIF, will blink after being loaded.