6.1 About Oracle IRM Fields and Watermarks

Oracle IRM fields are placeholders for information about a sealed document, for example the name of the user who sealed the document, or the context to which the document is sealed. You insert Oracle IRM fields into documents before or after they are sealed. When Oracle IRM Desktop opens a sealed document that contains an Oracle IRM field, it transforms the field into the relevant item of information.

A document can contain many Oracle IRM fields. For a list of all the Oracle IRM fields, see Section 9.1, "List of Oracle IRM Fields".

A common use for Oracle IRM fields is to create watermarks in sealed documents. The watermarks will show on all instances of the sealed document. This can be used, for example, to help trace the origin of a sealed document that has been printed.