How to secure online PDF documents.
Learn how to protect your PDFs. Use passwords and certificates to block unauthorized access for better digital document security.
We’re doing more and more things digitally with every passing day. That means it’s crucial to secure your online documents properly. Whether they’re business contracts, tax forms, or any other sensitive files, PDFs are harder to track than physical files. After all, anyone can send them to anyone in a matter of seconds.
But at the same time, digital document security is simpler and more straightforward. Instead of locking files in a cabinet, you can protect each PDF with a secure password using Adobe Acrobat DC.
Safeguard your PDFs.
Securing your PDFs is straightforward. Launch Acrobat DC and select Protect from the Tools menu. After you’ve located your file, you can secure it in several ways.
With the Restrict Editing tool, you can allow others to freely view your PDF while preventing them from changing anything without a password. If you need to block access completely, use the Encrypt tool to lock the PDF with a password or a secure digital certificate. You can also erase metadata and other invisible, sensitive information with the Remove Hidden Information feature.
It’s also possible to customize your security settings to, for example, only stop printing. Once your PDF is secure, save it as a separate file and safely share it.
Secure documents online.
If you need to quickly secure a document while you’re on the go, you can do it with Acrobat online services. Navigate to the Protect PDF tool with any web browser and upload your document. Give it a secure password, and it’s ready to be downloaded and shared.