Azure Information Protection client: Installation and configuration for clients

Applies to: Azure Information Protection, Office 365

Computers running Office 2010 require the Azure Information Protection client to authenticate to the Azure Rights Management service and the Azure Information Protection service. This client is also recommended for all Windows computers and iOS and Android devices that support the Azure Rights Management service and Azure Information Protection.

The Azure Information Protection client integrates with Office applications by installing an Office add-in so that users can easily label and protect documents and emails directly from the Office ribbon. This client also offers labeling and protection for files types that are not natively supported by the Azure Rights Management service, a viewer for protected files, and a document tracking site for users to track and revoke files that they have protected.

The Azure Information Protection client for Windows: Installation and configuration

For an enterprise installation and configuration of the client for Windows, see the Azure Information Protection administrator guide.

Tip

If you want to quickly install and test the Azure Information Protection client for a single computer, see Download and install the Azure Information Protection client from the Azure Information Protection client user guide.

The Azure Information Protection client for iOS and Android: Installation and management

To install the Azure Information Protection client for these popular mobile platforms, you can download the relevant app by using the links on the Microsoft Azure Information Protection page. No configuration is required.

Note

For Mac computers, links from this page download the RMS sharing app. These computers do not support the Azure Information Protection client.

Integration with Intune

Because the Azure Information Protection app uses the Microsoft Intune App Software Development Kit, when iOS and Android devices are enrolled by Intune, you can deploy and manage the Azure Information Protection app for these devices:

  1. Add the Azure Information Protection app to Intune

  2. Do one or both of the following actions:

Additional information for when you add the Azure Information Protection app to Intune:

  • For iOS: Search for and add the app from Intune.

  • For Android: When you add the app, use the following Appstore URL:

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.ipviewer
    

When the Azure Information Protection app is configured for an app protection policy for Android devices, in addition to opening protected text, images, and PDF documents, this app can also open audio and video files. For more information, see View media files with the Azure Information Protection app.

Next steps

After you have installed and configured the Azure Information Protection client, you might need to learn more about how the client interprets the different usage rights that can be used to protect documents and emails. For more information, see Configuring usage rights for Azure Rights Management.