Oracle Information Rights Management (Oracle IRM) is an information security solution that uses encryption to 'seal' content (documents and emails). Access to the decryption keys is carefully controlled, so that only authorized end users can open and use the sealed content, regardless of where it is stored and used.

Oracle IRM Desktop is a small application that must be installed on every computer that will be used to seal documents using the Oracle IRM encryption technology. Oracle IRM Desktop must also be installed to read documents that have been sealed using this technology. Oracle IRM Desktop is the client software for Oracle IRM Server, which is installed and maintained centrally by organizations wanting to produce sealed documents. The Oracle IRM Desktop client must have access to the Oracle IRM Server installation so that the rights of users to read sealed documents can be ascertained. Access to Oracle IRM Server must be regular, but need not be continuous: Oracle IRM Desktop caches user rights locally and will allow access to sealed documents for a pre-determined period, usually a few days, before access to Oracle IRM Server is required.

This user guide contains procedures for using the Oracle IRM Desktop client product and conceptual information explaining why and when to use these procedures. This guide also contains descriptions of the user interface for the product.


This document is intended for end users of Oracle IRM Desktop.

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