Learn how to protect your sensitive information inside PDF files by setting a password or limiting specific options like disabling printing.
How to password protect a PDF file
- Upload PDF file to protect with a password using 256-bit AES encryption.
- Enter a strong password to lock your PDF document. Set viewing and editing permissions if required.
- Click Protect PDF button, wait a few seconds, and your secured files will be ready to download.
Protect PDF with password for free
Sometimes it's necessary to limit access to a PDF for most users and allow only those who know the password. With our PDF Protector, you can restrict PDF viewing, printing, and editing.
We provide a reliable PDF encryption service that ensures the highest security level. Encrypt your PDF files using 256-bit AES encryption to prevent anyone opening your PDFs without a password. There is no way to brute-force or reverse engineer the password.
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We are concerned about the privacy and security of our users' files, especially when we are talking about file protection. Therefore, we make sure that users set strong passwords, and we automatically delete files after each conversion.
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