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Activating Azure Rights Management

Updated: April 1, 2014

Applies To: Azure Rights Management, Office 365

When you activate Azure Rights Management (RMS), you turn on this feature for all rights-enabled services and applications. You must activate Rights Management before you can begin to use the information rights management (IRM) features within Office, SharePoint, and Exchange.

Before you activate Rights Management, make sure that your service plan or product version and edition can support Rights Management services. For more information, see the Cloud subscriptions that support Azure RMS section in the Requirements for Azure Rights Management topic.

noteNote
To use RMS with the on-premises services, you must install the Microsoft RMS connector. For more information about the RMS connector, see Deploying the Azure Rights Management Connector.

Use one of the following procedures to activate Rights Management.

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You can also use the Windows PowerShell cmdlet, Enable-Aadrm, to activate Rights Management.

  1. Sign up for your Office 365 account and sign in to the Office 365 admin center.

  2. In the left pane, click service settings.

  3. From the service settings page, click rights management.

    noteNote
    If you do not see this option, it might be because your service plan or product version cannot support Rights Management, or it has not yet been upgraded to support Rights Management.

    Use the information in the Cloud subscriptions that support Azure RMS section in the Requirements for Azure Rights Management topic to confirm support. If your service plan or product version is supported but you do not see the Rights Management option, it might be because the service is not yet upgraded. For help with this issue, send an email message to askipteam.

  4. In the Protect your information section, click Manage.

  5. In the rights management section, click activate.

  6. When prompted Do you want to activate Rights Management?, click activate.

In the rights management section, you should now see Rights management is activated and the option to deactivate.

  1. Sign up for your Azure account and sign in to the Azure Management Portal.

  2. In the left pane, click ACTIVE DIRECTORY.

  3. From the active directory page, click RIGHTS MANAGEMENT.

    noteNote
    If you do not see this option, it might be because your service plan or product version cannot support Rights Management, or it has not yet been upgraded to support Rights Management.

    Use the information in the Cloud subscriptions that support Azure RMS section in the Requirements for Azure Rights Management topic to confirm support. If your service plan or product version is supported but you do not see the Rights Management option, it might be because the service is not yet upgraded. For help with this issue, send an email message to askipteam.

  4. Select the directory to manage for Rights Management, click ACTIVATE, and then confirm your action.

The RIGHTS MANAGEMENT STATUS should now display Active and the ACTIVATE option is replaced with DEACTIVATE.

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