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Hi team,

 

I am exporting the PDF in application, and we want to export the PDF with Locked mode and no body further edit the PDF.

 

Please suggest if we can achieve this to using Adobe API integration.

 

Thanks Rohit

 

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Locking editing is of ZERO value to you, because many common apps will completely ignore the setting. There is ZERO protection. Even with perfect protection, someone could make a fake certificate in a few minutes. You cannot make documents that cannot be faked or tampered. Understand and accept, and make sure your management understands and accepts, that this is an impossible requirement.

 

Now, what can you do? Digital signatures can be used to PROVE authenticity of important documents. Be sure to understand the implications of who issues, holds and protects a certificate.

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Hi team,

 

I am exporting the PDF in application, and we want to export the PDF with Locked mode and no body further edit the PDF.

 

Please suggest if we can achieve this to using Adobe API integration.

 

Thanks Rohit

 

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Locking editing is of ZERO value to you, because many common apps will completely ignore the setting. There is ZERO protection. Even with perfect protection, someone could make a fake certificate in a few minutes. You cannot make documents that cannot be faked or tampered. Understand and accept, and make sure your management understands and accepts, that this is an impossible requirement.

 

Now, what can you do? Digital signatures can be used to PROVE authenticity of important documents. Be sure to understand the implications of who issues, holds and protects a certificate.

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You cannot add security with the OLE, COM, VBA, JavaScript interfaces. Only the plug-in interface, for experienced C++ programmers.

Do you realise that many apps just ignore the security anyway? There is no real protection in this. I mention it because you could spend a lot of time and effect, and not get any real protection. 

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Hi,

 

I think it may help to explain why you want to lock the PDF down? there may be another solution.

 

Regards

 

Malcolm

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Dear Malcolm,

 

We need to export PDF with non-editable setting, because of we are generating very secure certificates for many clients. And we must to ensure our client documents can't be temperred after released to our end.

 

Please suggest, if we can export PDF in Non-Editable mode.

 

Thanks & Regards 

Rohit Singh 

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Locking editing is of ZERO value to you, because many common apps will completely ignore the setting. There is ZERO protection. Even with perfect protection, someone could make a fake certificate in a few minutes. You cannot make documents that cannot be faked or tampered. Understand and accept, and make sure your management understands and accepts, that this is an impossible requirement.

 

Now, what can you do? Digital signatures can be used to PROVE authenticity of important documents. Be sure to understand the implications of who issues, holds and protects a certificate.

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