Activating rights management
Updated: September 11, 2012
Applies To: Office 365, Windows Azure AD Rights Management
|This topic provides online help content that is applicable to multiple Microsoft cloud services, including Windows Intune and Office 365.|
When you activate Windows Azure AD Rights Management, you are turning on this feature for all rights-enabled services and applications. You must activate Rights Management before you can begin using information rights management (IRM) features with your Microsoft Office 365 applications and services.
|For organizations that are subscribers to Office 365 Enterprise (E3/E4) or Academic (A3/A4), activating rights management should be performed using the Office 365 admin center portal as described in the following section. Another way of completing this process is by using the Enable-Aadrm cmdlet provided with the Windows PowerShell module for Windows Azure AD Rights Management, which should only be used as needed for administrators and users of other service portals. For more information on this advanced alternative procedure, see Enabling the rights management service.|
Activating rights management within Office 365 Enterprise
To activate Rights Management in the Office 365 preview admin center
Sign up for your Office 365 account and login to the Office 365 admin center.
In the left pane, click Service Settings.
From the Service Settings page, click Rights Management.
Under Protect your information, click Manage.
Under Rights Management, click Activate.
When prompted Do you want to activate rights management?, click Activate.