Knowledge Base - Encrypt a PDF

This article shows how to Encrypt a pdf.

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// Source PDF
String path1 = "/sdcard/test.pdf";
// New encrypted PDF path
String path2 = "/sdcard/test_encrypted.pdf";
// Opening the file and encrypting the PDF with permissions
byte[] id = "123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw".getBytes();
Document doc =
new Document();
doc.Open(path1 ,
System.out.println("Log - Encrypt : " + doc.EncryptAs(path2, "userPwd", "ownerPwd", 4, 4, id));

Here some more detailed explanation of the EncryptAs( String dst, String upswd, String opswd, int perm, int method, byte[] id ) parameters:

dst: path to save, same as path parameter of SaveAs
user password: is the public password (shared with authorized users). It's sufficient to open the file with applied permission mask set.
owner password: is the password that allow opening the file without any restriction from the permission mask.
permission mask is defined as per below image: the table has been taken from pdf_reference_1-7.pdf, the official PDF definition from Adobe.
encryption method: always equal to 4. RadaeePDF actually support only AES encrypted output.
id is something like the encryption seed or salt is some other encryption scheme. That id is a reserved code that make password stronger.
Applies To

RadaeePDF SDK for Android


Created : 2015-08-04 10:08:02, Last Modified : 2016-01-21 10:19:38