Below we show how to encrypt a PDF file with a password and how to apply PDF restrictions.
Upload your files
Files are safely uploaded over an encrypted connection. Files stay secure. After processing, they are permanently deleted.
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Click 'Upload' and select files from your local computer.
Dragging and dropping files to the page also works.
Dropbox or Google Drive files
You can pick PDF files from Dropbox or Google Drive too.
Expand the 'Upload' dropdown and select your files.
Choose a strong password
When opening the document, users will be asked to provide this password. Make sure it's a strong password, recommended 16 characters or more.
Optionally, choose an owner password as well
This is the password that users will be asked when attempting to make changes to the document, after the document is already opened.
Select optional PDF restrictions
Choose what PDF features should be allowed. For example printing can be restricted, or filling forms and commenting can be disabled
Depending on the software used for opening the PDF file, these permissions may or may not be enforced.
Save your changes
Encrypt PDFand then
Downloadyour protected PDF.