Programming interface for Adobe Reader

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Aug 02, 2019 Aug 02, 2019

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Can we configure a certificate to adobe reader for signing purpose programatically ? (perhaps using Windows batch file, shell-script or official library available from adobe)

The certificate needs to be configured (within Adobe Reader) with the "use of signing" usage option.

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Aug 02, 2019 Aug 02, 2019

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The Acrobat SDK describes all programming interfaces in Acrobat, and a few in Reader too. Neither one has an interface for this, so far as I know.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 02, 2019 Aug 02, 2019

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What about just adding it to the Windows Certificate Store, where Reader can find it?

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Aug 04, 2019 Aug 04, 2019

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The reader is able to find it i.e. the certificate is already installed in cert-store (windows) or keychain (macOS). In order to configure the reder, below are the manual steps that we follow:

1. Go to Edit > Preferences in adobe reader

2. Choose the "Signatures" category

3. Choose "More" button in "Identies & Trusted Certificates" section

4. Choose "Use for Signing" option for one of the required certificate among all the available/installed certificates in "Digital IDs" section

The ask here is if we can write an script/program/application that can configure the reader (do the above steps) automatically to use that particular certificate for signing purpose.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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There is a tool for admins for doing this – see https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/

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