Active Directory Rights Management Services
Active Directory Rights Management Services provides a layer of protection for an organizations information allowing email messages, documents, intranet webpages, and more to be protected from unauthorized access.
AD RMS uses a certificate service to issue rights account certificates that identify trusted users, groups, and services.
A licensing service that provides authorized users, groups, and services with access to protected information and a logging service to monitor and maintain the rights management service.
When a trust has been established, users with a rights account certificate can assign rights to the information. The rights control which users can access the information and what they can do with it. Users that have rights account certificates can also access protected content to which they have been granted access. Encryption ensures that access to protected information is controlled.
To secure documents, Microsoft Office 2003 Professional, Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise, Professional Plus, Ultimate, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional, Professional Plus, or certain versions of Office 2013 is required.