Encrypt an existing PDF file

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  1. Salman Fazal
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    Posted 14 Feb 2016 Link to this post

    How can i encypt an existing PDF file? I just want to set the password on it.
  2. Tanya
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    Posted 17 Feb 2016 Link to this post


    I replied to the support thread on the same topic, but will post my answer here as well in case anyone else have the same question:

    "You could protect a document through the ExportSettings of PdfFormatProvider. More details on how this could be achieved are available in our online documentation."

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  3. Cheryl
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    Posted 11 Sep 2016 Link to this post

    Hello, is there a way to set an Owner Password to an existing PDF, so that the PDF can be viewed without a password but not edited?

    We're using Telerik Reporting to generate a report and save as a PDF.  We need to be able to lock down editing and as Telerik Reporting doesn't appear to allow for this, we are wondering whether we can import the already created PDF using PDFProcessing so that we can apply a password to it.

    We don't want to use a third party component if we can help it.

    Any help greatly appreciated.



  4. Tanya
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    Posted 14 Sep 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Cheryl,

    The settings of PdfFormatProvider allow you to protect the document with a password or to encrypt it. I added a feature request for the functionality you need to our feedback portal where you can vote and track the progress of the task.

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