Information Rights Management (IRM) allows people to set access permissions for documents, workbooks, presentations, and e-mail messages. This helps prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people. After permission for a file is restricted by using IRM, the access and usage restrictions are enforced even if the file reaches unintended recipients. This is because the access permissions are stored in the document, workbook, presentation, or e-mail message itself, and these must be authenticated against the IRM server.
Open the document that has restricted permissions.
If this is the first time that you are accessing the licensing server, enter your user name and password for the licensing server, and then select the Save password in Mac OS keychain check box.
Tip: If you do not select the Save password in Mac OS keychain check box, you might have to enter your user name and password multiple times.
The Message Bar appears and displays a message that the document is rights-managed. On the Message Bar, click View Permissions.
Note: If you have Full Control permission, the Message Bar displays Change Permissions.
Under Permissions, view the list of tasks that you can perform with the file. Under Restrictions, view the list of tasks that you cannot perform with the file.