Security Overview of Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS)

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Authors
  1. Donnelly, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);TRM Technologies Ottawa, ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) is concerned with the protection and proper handling of electronic information, potentially with differing handling restrictions and requirements for protection, with enforcement of those protections and handling restrictions across multiple domains. An RMS system allows originators to properly classify, tag and assign rights to information when it is created and change those rights even after the information is distributed. These rights are called usage rights and include restrictions such as whether or not the information can be printed, copied or shared. This report discusses RMS in the context of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). The most important conclusions presented in this report include: a) A robust RMS solution will help to establish a more reliable information management capability as compared to what is available today. b) RMS can apply to a plethora of information with different protection requirements. c) Using existing Entrust certificates as the sole authentication requirement for RMS is not possible at this time. d) The RMS technology is still evolving, and therefore subject to change.

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Keywords
Digital Rights Management (DRM);Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS);document management;usage rights;security
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-CR-2006-081 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 2006
Number of Pages
80
DSTKIM No
CA028926
CANDIS No
527116
Format(s):
CD ROM

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