3.1 Secured Output File Types
As mentioned earlier in Section 1.2, Vitrium Security processes your file and creates 1 or 2 different types of secured formats depending on what type of content you uploaded.
For video files, the secured output will be a secure web link which you can locate in the Content tab, under the WEB LINK column.
For documents and images, the secured output will also be a secure WEB LINK but there is also a SECURE PDF option as well. This option is a protected PDF file that can be downloaded and saved to your local computer or network, and either emailed to your users or shared through your own website, an FTP site, a file sharing system, etc. The PDF file remains secure no matter where it goes as the security layers remain with the file at all times and it will always require authentication before anyone can view the content.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Vitrium strongly recommends TESTING your secure content before sending the web link or PDF file to your users. If you signed up for a free trial through the Vitrium website, you will be able to use the same username and password combo as long as you assigned yourself with Permissions to the file and applied a DRM policy.
3.2 Secure Web Link
Click on the WEB LINK icon beside your newly uploaded file and enter your test user credentials. You can copy and paste this link in an email, post on your website, in a portal, or in any system that you share your content with users. In the Professional and Enterprise Editions, you can customize the URL links to use your own domain address.
|Encryption Level:||256-bit AES encryption|
|Open With:||All supported web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, or Opera on any type of web-enabled device|
3.3 Secure PDF File
Right-click on the SECURE PDF download icon and save the file to your hard drive or network, then open it with Adobe Reader, PDF-XChange, or Acrobat DC. If you click on the file, it may download automatically to your ‘Downloads’ folder and you can open the file from that location. DO NOT try opening the file in Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer, Mac Preview or other non-Adobe viewers as the file will not open that way. You must use Adobe Reader or Acrobat DC.
|Encryption Level:||128-bit AES encryption|
|Open With:||Adobe Reader, PDF-XChange, or Acrobat DC (desktop only)|
3.3 Additional Steps for Opening Secure PDF File
When opening a protected PDF file in Adobe for the first time or second time, you may encounter a couple of different pop-up messages which require specific action:
- Security Warning: this is a security message that will appear the first time you or your user unlocks a protected PDF file. It’s asking you to confirm whether you trust the site that is trying to authenticate you. The default site is Vitrium’s server. If you purchase the Enterprise Edition, the site may be your company’s site depending on how you implement Vitrium in your environment.
ACTION: check the box “Remember this action…”, then click Allow.