Applications that support Azure Rights Management data protection

Applies to: Azure Information Protection, Office 365

Use the following tables to identify the applications and solutions that natively support the Azure Rights Management service (Azure RMS), which provides the data protection for Azure Information Protection.

For these applications and solutions, Rights Management support is tightly integrated by using the Rights Management APIs to support usage restrictions. These applications and solutions are also known as "RMS-enlightened."

Unless stated otherwise, the supported capabilities apply to both Azure RMS and AD RMS. In addition, AD RMS support on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows Phone 8.1 requires Active Directory Rights Management Services Mobile Device Extension.

RMS-enlightened applications

The following table displays RMS-enlightened client applications from Microsoft and software vendors.

Information about the table columns:

  • Protected PDF: These files can have a .pdf or .ppdf file name extension.

  • Email: The email clients that are listed can protect the email message itself, which automatically protects any attached Office files that are not already protected. In this scenario, the client’s preview feature can display the protected content (message and attachment) to authorized recipients. However, if an email message itself is not protected but the attachment is protected, the client’s preview feature cannot display the protected attachment to authorized recipients.

  • Other file types: Text and image files include files that have a file name extension such as .txt, .xml, .jpg, and .jpeg. These files change their file name extension after they are natively protected by Rights Management, and become read-only. Files that cannot be natively protected have a .pfile file name extension after they are generically protected by Rights Management. For more information, see the File types supported from the Azure Information Protection client admin guide.

Device operating system Word, Excel, PowerPoint Protected PDF Email Other file types
Windows Office 2010

Office 2013

Office 2016

Office Online [1]

Web browser [2]
Azure Information Protection client for Windows

Gaaiho Doc

GigaTrust Desktop PDF Client for Adobe

Foxit Reader

Nitro PDF Reader

RMS sharing app
Outlook 2010

Outlook 2013

Office 2016

Web browser [3]

Windows Mail [4]
Azure Information Protection client for Windows: Text, images, pfile

RMS sharing application for Windows: Text, images, pfile

SealPath RMS plugin for AutoCAD: .dwg
iOS Office Mobile (viewing and editing protected documents)

Office Online [1]

GigaTrust

TITUS Docs

Web browser [2]
Azure Information Protection app (viewing protected documents)

Foxit Reader

TITUS Docs
Azure Information Protection app (viewing protected email)

Citrix WorxMail

NitroDesk [4]

Outlook for iPad and iPhone [4]

TITUS Mail

Web browser [3]
Azure Information Protection app (viewing protecting text and images)

TITUS Docs: Pfile
Android GigaTrust App for Android

Office Online [1]

Office Mobile (viewing and editing protected documents)

Web browser [2]
Azure Information Protection app (viewing protected documents)

GigaTrust App for Android

Foxit Reader
9Folders [4]

Azure Information Protection app (viewing protected emails)

GigaTrust App for Android [4]

Citrix WorxMail

NitroDesk [4]

Outlook for Android [4]

Samsung Email (S3 and later) [4]

TITUS Classification for Mobile

Web browser [3]
Azure Information Protection app (viewing protected text and images)
macOS Office 2011 (AD RMS only)

Office 2016 for Mac

Office Online [1]

Web browser [2]
Foxit Reader

RMS sharing app (viewing protected documents)
Outlook 2011 (AD RMS only)

Outlook 2016 for Mac

Outlook for Mac

Web browser [3]
RMS sharing app (viewing protected text, images, generically protected files)
Windows 10 Mobile Office Mobile apps (viewing protected documents using Azure RMS)

Web browser [2]
Not supported Citrix WorxMail

Outlook Mail (viewing protected emails)

Web browser [3]
Not supported
Windows RT Office 2013 RT

Office Online [1]

Web browser [2]
Not supported Outlook 2013 RT

Mail app for Windows

Web browser [3]

Windows Mail [4]
Siemens JT2Go: JT files
Windows Phone 8.1 Office Mobile (AD RMS only)

Web browser [2]
RMS sharing app (viewing protected documents) Outlook Mobile [4]

Web browser [3]
RMS sharing app (viewing protected text, images, generically protected files)
Blackberry 10 Web browser [2] Not supported Blackberry email [4]

Web browser [3]
Not supported
Footnote 1

Supports viewing protected documents when an unprotected document is uploaded to a protected library in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

Footnote 2

For Office attachments that are protected by using Office 365 Message Encryption with the new capabilities.

Footnote 3

If the sender and the recipient are part of the same organization. Or either of the following conditions:

  • The sender or the recipient are using Exchange Online.

  • The sender is using Exchange on-premises in a hybrid configuration.

Footnote 4

Uses Exchange ActiveSync IRM, which must be enabled by the Exchange administrator. Users can view, reply, and reply all for protected email messages but users cannot protect new email messages.

If the email application cannot render the message because the Exchange ActiveSync IRM is not enabled, the recipient can view the email in a web browser when the sender uses Exchange Online, or Exchange on-premises in a hybrid configuration.

More information about Azure RMS support for Office

Azure RMS is tightly integrated into the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook apps, where this functionality is often referred to as Information Rights Management (IRM).

The following Office client suites support protecting files and emails on Windows computers by using Azure RMS:

  • Office 365 ProPlus: Office 2016 and Office 2013

  • Office Professional Plus 2016

  • Office Professional Plus 2013

  • Office Professional Plus 2010 with Service Pack 2

All editions of Office (with the exception of Office 2007) support consuming protected content.

Azure RMS with Office Professional Plus 2010 with Service Pack 2 or Office Professional 2010 with Service Pack 2:

  • Requires the Azure Information Protection client for Windows or the Rights Management sharing application for Windows.

  • Not supported on Windows 10.

  • Does not support forms-based authentication for federated user accounts. These accounts must use Windows Integrated Authentication.

  • Does not support overriding template protection with custom permissions that a user selects with the Azure Information Protection client. In this scenario, the original protection must first be removed before custom permissions can be applied.

The following Office client suites support protecting files and emails on macOS by using Azure RMS:

  • Office 365 ProPlus: Office 2016

  • Office Standard 2016 for Mac

See also: Office Applications Service Description

More information about the Azure Information Protection app for iOS and Android

The Azure Information Protection app for iOS and Android replaces the RMS sharing app for these devices. It provides the same functionality and in addition, supports rights-protected email messages and rights-protected PDF files on SharePoint Online.

If your iOS and Android devices are enrolled by Microsoft Intune, you can deploy and manage this app by using a policy managed app. For more information, see Configure and deploy mobile application management policies in the Microsoft Intune console from the Intune documentation. For Step 2 from this Intune documentation, use the instructions to publish a policy managed app.

For more information, see the FAQ for Microsoft Azure Information Protection app for iOS and Android.

More information about the Azure Information Protection client for Windows

This client now replaces the Rights Management sharing application for Windows.

For more information, see the following resources:

Download the relevant app by using the links on the Microsoft Azure Information Protection page.

More information about the Rights Management sharing application

This application is being replaced by the Azure Information Protection client. It is still required for Mac computers and Windows Phone mobile devices.

For more information, see the following resources:

Download the app for Mac computers and for Windows Phone using the links on the Microsoft Azure Information Protection page.

More information about other applications that support Azure Information Protection

In addition to the applications in the table, any application that supports the APIs for the Azure Rights Management service can be integrated with Azure Information Protection, which includes:

  • Line-of-business applications that are written in-house by using the RMS SDKs

  • Applications from software vendors that are written by using the RMS SDKs.

For more information, see the Azure Information Protection Developer's Guide.

Applications that are not supported by Azure RMS

The following applications that are not currently supported by Azure RMS include the following:

  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

  • Microsoft OneDrive for Business for SharePoint Server 2013

  • XPS Viewer

In addition, the RMS sharing application and the Azure Information Protection client have the following restrictions:

  • For Windows computers: Requires a minimum version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1

RMS-enlightened solutions

The following table displays RMS-enlightened solutions from software vendors.

If you are a software vendor and have a solution for this table that is not listed, register your application with Azure AD. For more information, see How to register and RMS enable your app with Azure AD.

Product Vendor Description
Absolute Absolute Data loss prevention (DLP) to protect content.
Content Locker VMware Stores, consumes, and creates protected content.
Controle TakeControle eDiscovery by using labeling and protection.
Forcepoint Forcepoint DLP Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) solution to enforce an organization’s data security policies.
Halocore Secude Protects files that are exported from SAP environments.
MaaS 360 IBM Integration to consume and protect documents.
Mobiliya Mobiliya Secures documents from EMC’s Documentum repositories.
Ramessys Ramessys Integration for Chemcart and Documentum.
Sealpath Sealpath Technologies Integration with CAD design tools, such as AutoCAD and Siemens Jt2GO.
SecRMM Sqaudra Technologies Document protection for removable media.
Security Sheriff CryptZone Access management on SharePoint and protects documents, based on their classification and access permissions.
Symantec DLP Symantec Detection and monitoring for protected files.

Next steps

To check for other requirements, see Requirements for Azure Information Protection.

For more information about how the most commonly used applications support Azure RMS, see How applications support the Azure Rights Management service.

For information about how to configure the most commonly used applications for Azure RMS, see Configuring applications for Azure Rights Management.

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