Enhanced License Chaining

If a DRM policy is used to generate a license that supports license chaining, the server must decide whether to issue a Leaf license, Root license, or both. If you want to determine what type of license chaining a DRM policy supports, you must use Policy.getLicenseChainType(), or call Policy.getRootLicenseId() to determine if the DRM policy has a root license. With Adobe Primetime DRM 2.0 license chaining, the server typically issues a leaf license the first time that a user requests a license for a particular machine and a root license thereafter. If you want to determine if the machine already has a leaf license for the specified policy, you need to call LicenseRequestMessage.clientHasLeafForPolicy().

With enhanced license chaining in Adobe Primetime DRM 3.0, it is recommended to issue both a Leaf and a Root the first time the user requests a license for a particular machine. If the user already has the Root license, the server may issue only a Leaf (call LicenseRequestMessage.clientHasEnhancedRootForPolicy() to determine if the client already has a 3.0 Enhanced Root). For subsequent license requests, the client then indicates that it already has a Leaf and a Root, so the server should issue a new Root license. When the enhanced license chaining is used, setRootKeyRetrievalInfo() must be called to provide the credentials needed to decrypt the root encryption key in the DRM policy.


If the policy supports 3.0 Enhanced License Chaining, but the client is Primetime DRM 2.0, the server then issues a 2.0 original chained license. To determine the client version, use LicenseRequestMessage.getClientVersion().

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