Protecting Documents with Policies

About the Rights Management Service

The Rights Management service enables users to dynamically apply confidentiality settings to Adobe PDF documents and to maintain control over the documents, no matter how widely they are distributed.

The Rights Management service prevents information from spreading beyond the user’s reach by enabling the users to maintain control over how recipients use the policy-protected PDF document. A user can specify who can open a document, limit how they can use it, and monitor the document after it is distributed. A user can also dynamically control access to a policy-protected document and can even dynamically revoke access to the document.

The Rights Management service also protects other file types such as Microsoft Word files (DOC files). You can use the Rights Management Client API to work with these file types. The following versions are supported:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 files (DOC, XLS, PPT files)

  • Microsoft Office 2007 files (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX files)

  • PTC Pro/E files

For clarity, the following two sections discuss how to work with Word documents:

You can accomplish these tasks using the Rights Management service:

Note: For more information about the Rights Management service, see Services Reference for LiveCycle. For examples of working with policies, see the “Rights Management Service API Quick Starts” in API Quick Starts (Code Examples).

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