Server configuration settings
- Base URL:
- The base Rights Management URL, containing the server name
and port. Information appended to the base creates connection URLs.
For example, /edc/Main.do is appended to access
the web pages. Users also respond to external user registration
invitations through this URL.
If you are using IPv6, enter
the Base URL as the computer name or the DNS name. If you use a
numerical IP address, Acrobat will fail to open policy protected
files. Also, use HTTP secure (HTTPS) URL for your server.
Note: The base URL is embedded in policy-protected files.
Client applications use the base URL to connect back to the server.
Secured files will continue to contain the base URL, even if it
is changed later. If you change the base URL, configuration information will
need to be updated for all connecting clients.
- Default Offline Lease Period:
- The default length of time that a user can use a protected
document offline. This setting determines the initial value of the
Auto-Offline lease period setting when you create a policy. (See Creating and editing policies.) When the lease period expires, the
recipient must synchronize the document again to continue using
For a discussion of how offline lease and synchronization
works, see Primer on configuring offline lease and synchronization.
- Default Offline Synchronization Period:
- The maximum time any document can be used offline from when
it is initially protected.
- Client Session Timeout:
- The length of time, in minutes, after which Rights Management
disconnects if a user who is logged in through a client application does
not interact with Rights Management.
- Allow Anonymous Users Access:
- Select this option to enable the ability to create shared
and personal polices that allow anonymous users to open policy-protected
documents. (Users who do not have accounts can access the document,
but they cannot log in to Rights Management or use other policy-protected
- Disable Access to Version 7 Clients:
- Specifies whether users can use Acrobat or Reader 7.0 to
connect to the server. When this option is selected, users must use
Acrobat or Reader 8.0 and later to complete Rights Management operations on
PDF documents. If polices require that Acrobat or Reader 8.0 and
later must run in certified mode when opening policy-protected documents,
you should disable access to Acrobat or Reader 7. (See Specify the document permissions for users and groups.)
- Allow offline access per document
- Select this option to specify offline access per document.
If this setting is enabled, then the user will have offline access
to only those documents that the user has opened online at least
- Allow Username Password Authentication:
- Select this option to enable client applications to use user
name/password authentication when connecting to the server.
- Allow Kerberos Authentication:
- Select this option to enable client applications to use Kerberos
authentication when connecting to the server.
- Allow Client Certificate Authentication:
- Select this option to enable client applications to use certificate
authentication when connecting to the server.
- Allow Extended Authentication
- Select to enable extended authentication and then enter the
Extended Authentication Landing URL.
Selecting this option
enables client applications to use extended authentication. Extended
authentication provides for customized authentication processes
and different authentication options configured on the LiveCycle
server. For example, users can now experience the SAML-based authentication
instead of LiveCycle Username/Password, from Acrobat and Reader
Client. By default, the Landing URL contains localhost as
the server name. Replace the server name with a fully-qualified
hostname. The hostname in the landing URL is automatically populated from
the base URL, if extended Authentication is not enabled yet. See Add the extended authentication provider.
Note: Extended authentication
is supported on Apple Mac OS X with Adobe Acrobat release 11.0.6
- Preferred HTML Control Width for Extended Authentication
- Specify the width of the extended authentication dialog that
opens in Acrobat for entering user credentials.
- Preferred HTML Control Height for Extended Authentication
- Specify the height of the extended authentication dialog
that opens in Acrobat for entering user credentials.
Note: The limits
of the width and height for this dialog box are as follows:
Minimum = 400, maximum = 900
Height: Minimum = 450; maximum
- Enable Client Credential Caching:
- Select this option to allow users to cache their credentials
(user name and password). When users’ credentials are cached, they
do not have to enter their credentials every time they open a document
or when they click the Refresh button on the Manage Security Policies
page in Adobe Acrobat. You can specify the number of days before
users must supply their credentials again. Setting the number of
days to 0 allows credentials to be cached indefinitely.