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/ 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 it.

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 documents.)

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 once.

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 and above.

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:
Width: Minimum = 400, maximum = 900

Height: Minimum = 450; maximum = 800

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.

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