You are here

What is the difference between "Share Protected" and "Protect in-place"?

"Share Protected" produces a copy of the original document with protection while leaving the original document on your computer intact.  "Protected in-place" protects your local copy of document on your computer with the assigned usage rights with encryption.

NOTE: A .ppdf file is automatically created when you share protected (share by email) but is not created when you protect in-place for office file type.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rights-management/rms-client/sharing-app-dialog-box#what-s-the-ppdf-file-that-s-automatically-created-