Apply PDF passwords and file permissions.

Document security just got easier..

When working with sensitive information, it’s your job to protect it. With Acrobat DC, it’s easy to make PDF protection part of your daily routine — no matter what application you’re using.

Create protected PDFs in Office applications

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Just check the Restrict Editing box in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook for Windows to prevent others from copying or editing your PDFs. 

Create a password challenge

Password Protect a PDF file.

Control access to your PDF files. Encrypt your files and add either a certificate or passwords that recipients must enter before they can open or preview your PDF document.

Use Actions to apply protections to PDFs

Use actions to apply protections to PDFs.

With the Publish Sensitive Information action in Acrobat Pro DC, you’ll be guided through a series of steps to redact, password-protect, and save your file with edit and copy restrictions applied automatically.

Make file protection easy for your team

Make file protection easy for your team.

Create custom security policies to help everyone apply PDF password protection and permissions the same way every time. 

How-to guide

How to protect PDF files in Adobe Acrobat:

  1. In Acrobat, select Protect.

  2. Select whether you want to restrict editing with a password or encrypt the file with a certificate or password.

  3. Set password or security method as desired.

  4. Click OK, and then click Save.

Choose the Acrobat DC plan that works for you.

Acrobat Standard DC

Reliably create, edit, and sign PDFs.

For Windows only.

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Requires annual commitment


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Acrobat Pro DC

The complete PDF solution for any device.

For Windows and Mac.

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