April 17, 2012 10:33 AM Subscribe
I'd like to make certain documents at work (mostly PDFs) only openable to logged-in domain members based on group membership. Watermarking with account credentials would be a plus.
posted by benzenedream to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for the cheapest option that will prevent accidental leakage of some docs (e.g. Reply-All bombs), PDFs for the most part. I know we could accomplish this with PDF passwords, but they will be a pain to maintain in the long run. Ideally this would be integrated with Active Directory so group membership would determine accessibility. Commercial options from a brief google are LockLizard, FileOpen, and a few other plugin vendors, many of which are overbuilt for DRM ebook distribution, not a SMB situation. We've got a mixed WinXP/7 domain with 2008 DCs. Watermarking with accountname etc. is a nice-to-have. Is there anything built into Adobe or Windows that will do this? This only has to work at a single site.
Please no lectures on how DRM doesn't work. I know it's impossible to fully control documents. We're only trying to deter casual/accidental leakage.