By Simon Thorpe on Sep 27, 2010
Yet another release of a highly useful tool in the Oracle IRM kit bag. The Oracle IRM Wrapper is a Java based client which demonstrates some of the powerful ways in which you can create extensions of the Oracle IRM technology to extend the protection of files beyond the out of the box features. The IRM Wrapper uses the IRM API to allow for the encryption of any file, similar in nature to functionality as PGP, however with the difference that the rights control of decrypting files is the same powerful classification system that is used across the usual gambit of IRM files.
In this release support for existing sealed extensions has been added. This is a significant feature because it means that files wrapped by Oracle IRM Wrapper can be opened by the Oracle IRM desktop, and files sealed by the Oracle IRM desktop can be unwrapped by Oracle IRM Wrapper. In a mixed community of end users, where most have the Oracle IRM desktop installed but some do not (they may be on MacOS or Linux), no users need be excluded from workflows - they can all use the same sealed files! It is only necessary to add the Wrapper users to a special group assigned a role with unrestricted export rights.
Download this latest version from here.
- NEW! Support for sealed extensions, e.g. .sdoc, .spdf
- Installation scripts for easy installation on Windows and MacOS X
- Written in 100% pure Java so runs on any Java-compatible operating system
- Internationalized and localized into English, Japanese and (bad) schoolboy French
- Right-click wrapping and unwrapping
- Easily configure per-context drag-n-drop wrapping icons on your desktop
- Automatically checks that you have the rights to wrap and unwrap files
- Automatically select a default context
- More robust configuration handling (ignores leading or trailing whitespace)
And a few screen shots of the tool running in Windows and Linux.