3 Protocol Details

The Rights Management Services (RMS): ISV Extension Protocol operates between an application and an RMS server. The initiator or requestor is the client for the protocol, and the responder is the server for the protocol.

The client side of this protocol is simply a pass-through. That is, there are no additional timers or other states required on the client side of this protocol. Calls made by the higher-layer protocol or application are passed directly to the transport, and the results returned by the transport are passed directly back to the higher-layer protocol or application.