A new version (1.37.19.0) of the Azure Information Protection Client has been released.

You can download it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53018

This version includes few updates and changes:

  • Support for the ISO standard for PDF encryption. You need to configure the below advanced configuration to enable it and then keep the PDF format for encrypted PDF files instead of using the PPDF
  • Labels applying protection are now displayed on Office 2016 clients (minimum version 1805, build 9330.2078)
  • Advanced configuration to remove header and footers applied for other labelling solutions (see below for the configuration). This is not supported for Outlook client. When the document previously labelled is opened with the Office application, the policy will then remove the previous header and/or footer
  • New command for the Azure AIP scanner:
    • Update-AIPScanner to be executed once after the upgrade
    • Get-AIPScannerStatus to get the current status of the AIP scanner
    • Support for SharePoint 2010 if you are in extended support for this version
    • Set-AIPScannerConfiguration now uses Manual and/or Always to enable one time or continuous scan

Enable ISO Standard for PDF

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  • Go to the Policies blade and open the contextual menu of the policy to edit and select Advanced settings

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  • Create the following key
    • Name: EnablePDFv2Protection
    • Value: true

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Disable Headers/Footers from other labelling solutions

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  • Go to the Policies blade and open the contextual menu of the policy to edit and select Advanced settings

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  • Create the following key
    • Name: RemoveExternalContentMarkingInApp
    • Value: define the Office application to apply: W for Word, E for Excel or P for PowerPoint. You can mix by setting up EP for Excel and PowerPoint or WE for Word and Excel

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  • Create a second key
    • Name: ExternalContentMarkingToRemove
    • Value: text of the header/footer to be removed.
      • You can remove of the header/footer using the * to search for part of the value like *Partial Text* to remove the complete text. The example “Partial Text” will then remove the full string like “This is a partial text” or “The partial text has to be remove”
      • To remove the exact string use, set the exact string you want to remove from the header/footer. Example: the value Text will only remove “text” from strings like “Text to be removed” – leaving “to be removed”
      • To remove the complete header/footer string, use ^Text to remove$ which will then remove the complete header/footer is the string “Text to remove” is found
    • If you have multiple header/footer to remove just add additional “ExternalContentMarkingToRemove” key with the appropriate value

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