Protect PDFs with a password on your Chromebook.

A person working from home uses a Chromebook to password protect a PDF.

In just a few steps, easily add a layer of protection to any PDF file on your Chromebook by adding a safe and secure password.

Why you should password protect a PDF on your Chromebook.

From sending important documents with client information, billing numbers, or bank statements to protecting your personal information, there are numerous reasons why you might need to secure files. With Adobe Acrobat online services, you can easily password protect your PDF files so that they can only be seen by those with password access — and you can do it on a Chromebook just like you would on Windows or a Mac.

Which types of documents or PDF files should have password protection?

If you work in HR, documents that need to be protected include payroll information, employee contracts, and tax forms. If you work with clients, you want to be sure that you protect their sensitive information in order to maintain their trust.

Documents that deserve passwords include contracts, invoices, proposals, and bids. To collaborate with the rest of a team, you’ll need to share creative work or financial information while ensuring that only the right people can see it. Examples include sales reports, tax and insurance documents, business plans, and marketing materials.

How to password protect a PDF on a Chromebook.

Adobe Acrobat online services is a free option for PDF password protection, and you can access it with any browser on your Chromebook.

  1. Begin by navigating to the password protection page on Acrobat online.
  2. Click the blue button labeled “Select a file” or drag and drop your PDF into the drop zone to upload.
  3. Create a password between 6 and 32 characters.
  4. Enter the password and retype it to confirm.
  5. Click Set Password.
  6. Download your newly protected file or sign in to Adobe to share it via a link or email.

Secure your PDF files by password protecting them so you can control who can view them. Explore what else you can do with Acrobat online services to make working with PDFs safer and easier.