Feature Spotlights – Simplifying Access Control in Rights Management ES2

Adobe released LiveCycle Rights Management ES2 in November 2009. This will be the first of several postings that detail some of the new functionality within the product and how it can help you be more effective in protecting your intellectual property and restricting access to personally identifiable information.

Today I’ll provide an update on how we’ve simplified how you can define and use access control within your organization as well as across artificial boundaries; with LiveCycle you can confidently ensure that only the right people — regardless of whether they are one of your employees, contractors, partners, customers, or citizens — have access to documents.

Specifically, the latest product offers a new rich web application for defining which users and groups should be able to open documents — or modify, print, copy, etc. You can define and edit policies much more quickly now that you can add multiple users or groups simultaneously.

And with our new “dynamic groups” feature, you can more quickly restrict access to an entire external organization. For example, if you found you were previously listing several users with your partner “Domain.com”, manually adding Alice@domain.com, Bob@domain.com, and Carol@domain.com, you now have a new option. By adding the LiveCycle dynamic group “*@domain.com”, you have the flexibility of a wildcard.

The following two video demos show off the new UI as well as the new flexible dynamic groups mechanisms. Check them out!

Improved policy interface:
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Dynamic groups:
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Need more information on how your organization can effectively manage and protect your intellectual property? Further information can be obtained at http://www.adobe.com/go/rm or by
contacting Adobe