Other applications that support the Rights Management APIs

Applies to: Azure Information Protection, Office 365

Relevant for: AIP unified labeling client and classic client.


To provide a unified and streamlined customer experience, the Azure Information Protection classic client and Label Management in the Azure Portal are deprecated as of March 31, 2021. While the classic client continues to work as configured, no further support is provided, and maintenance versions will no longer be released for the classic client.

We recommend that you migrate to unified labeling and upgrade to the unified labeling client. Learn more in our recent deprecation blog.

Use the following information to help you understand how the Azure Rights Management service from Azure Information Protection can support other applications to protect your organization's data.

By using the Azure Information Protection SDKs, your internal developers can write line-of-business applications to natively support the Azure Rights Management service. How information protection is integrated with these applications depends on how they are written. For example, the integration might be automatically applied with minimal user interaction required, or for a more customized experience, users might be prompted to configure settings to apply information protection to files.

Similarly, many software vendors provide applications to provide information protection solutions, also known as enterprise rights management (ERM) products. A popular example is a PDF reader that supports the Azure Rights Management service for specific platforms. You can use the table in Applications that support Azure Rights Management data protection to identify applications that support Rights Management (RMS-enlightened applications), and then use a web search to purchase or download the application.

Next steps

To see how other applications and services support the Azure Rights Management service, see How Applications Support the Azure Rights Management service.