Information Rights Management (IRM) is an information protection technology that helps protect valuable digital information, such as financial reports, product specifications, customer data, and e-mail messages from unauthorized users. By using IRM, users can choose from different permission policies to define who can open, change, print, forward, and take other actions with the information.
Usage restrictions enforced with IRM are persistent. This means that if a document or e-mail message is using IRM, the permission and usage restrictions are enforced regardless of where the information is moved.
Applying IRM permissions to documents or e-mail messages requires the following:
– Access to Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) or a later version to authenticate permissions
– Office for Mac 2011 applications to create IRM permissions
The Information Rights Management in Office for Mac 2011 deployment guide describes the step-by-step process to set up AD RMS in a test environment, configure this server to work with the Mac clients, and use IRM with Office for Mac.
This document is for IT managers, system administrators, or other people who are responsible for testing IRM implementation in Office for Mac.