Verifying the Azure Rights Management service

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. No further support is provided for the classic client, and maintenance versions will no longer be released.

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

When the protection service (Azure Rights Management) from Azure Information Protection is activated and you have performed any additional configuration steps that are required for your organization, you are ready to verify that this protection service is working as expected.

A simple verification test is to protect a document or email message by using one user account, and then attempt to open and use that protected content from another user account on a different computer.

For instructions to complete this testing, see the information in Helping users to protect files by using the Azure Rights Management service.

If your testing is unsuccessful, review the configuration steps in AIP deployment roadmap for classification, labeling, and protection.


If you need additional help, see the Support options and community resources section in the Information and support for Azure Information Protection article.

Next steps

You can monitor how your organization is using this protection service by using usage logging. For more information, see Logging and analyzing the protection usage from Azure Information Protection.