I recently downloaded the contents of a Lotus Notes Domino database to Excel without any access to the database. If you’ll recall, I do audit consulting, and was performing an audit at a Fortune 100 company.
I was told that a ticket I needed for evidence was in a certain Domino database, accessible from the intranet. I could access the databases’ search filter and enter the ticket number, but nothing appeared. I was later told that was because I didn’t have access to the database. However, I saw a “Dump to Excel” button, clicked it, and was able to download the entire database to Excel, which of course included the ticket data I was after.
Evidently, the button and the resulting command issued to the database uses a system account that has full access to the database and the user’s authentication is not checked. You might want to search your intranet for “download to Excel” buttons and give them a poke. Let me know what you find.