Dealing with the conversion of IRM / DRM / RMS protected documents

SharePoint supports securing / restricting access to files using IRM / DRM / RMS. The Muhimbi Conversion Service currently does not have the ability to open these secured files as part of the conversion process.

To get around this restriction follow these steps:

  1. As part of your workflow / programming logic move the DRM protected file to a (hidden) Document Library that does not use DRM. This effectively strips DRM from the file.
  2. Convert this file using one of the Muhimbi Workflow Activities / The Muhimbi API.
  3. Delete the temporary file.

 

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