Vitrium’s DRM policy settings are the digital rights management controls that you can apply at the user, group, file, or folder level. Depending on which edition of Vitrium you have, you can set an expiry date, a browser or PDF limit (similar to a device limit), limit the number of days of offline access, set a print limit, an IP address limit, and more.
1.1 Understand the 2 Important Rules
Before implementing Vitrium DRM policy settings, you should be aware of two important rules:
RULE #1: The most lenient DRM policy setting will always apply no matter where it’s set.
If you set a DRM policy at multiple levels (user and group level for example), the most lenient policy will always override. Since this can get quite complicated and may cause policy conflicts, Vitrium recommends ONLY setting a DRM policy at one level, or reviewing the Section 4.0 to learn more about setting up DRM policies at multiple levels.
RULE #2: You must enter a value for EVERY field in a DRM policy.
If you only plan to set a DRM policy at one level (the group level for example), you need to ensure that no field is left to ‘not set’, otherwise the user will receive an error message when trying to login or access a protected content. You should set the field to Never, Unlimited or enter a specific date or numerical value depending on the policy field (see Section 2.1 for more details about these fields). If you are planning to set a DRM policy at multiple levels, you can leave a policy field to ‘not set’ as long as it’s set at some level. Check out this video to learn more: Vitrium DRM Policy Video #2: Setting DRM Policies at Multiple Levels.
1.2 Different Levels You Can Apply a DRM Policy to
You can apply a DRM policy to different levels but we strongly recommend to most customers only applying a DRM policy to one level to limit the possible conflicts per rule #1 above.
|DRM Policy Level||When to Set At This Level|
|Content Level||A DRM policy is ideal to set at this level when you have a very specific DRM policy for different content and their respective users.|
|Group Level||A DRM policy is ideal to set at this level when you can easily group your audience into different user groups and apply different DRM policies for each group.|
|Folder Level||A DRM policy is ideal to set at this level when you have a lot of content that you prefer to group into folders and each folder requires a specific DRM policy.|
|User Level||A DRM policy is only recommended to set at this level when you wish to apply different policies for each user.|
|Global Level||We generally DO NOT recommended setting a DRM policy at this level, unless you ONLY have 1 DRM policy for all your users.|