Step-by-step guide: How to generate an encrypted password-protected PDF document
Producing a document which shouldn't be viewable by everyone or should contain restrictions is extremely easy with HelpNDoc. A few options let you define the level of encryption, passwords and user permissions for your generated PDF documents.
After you've completed your documentation, you can activate encryption and generate a password-protected PDF Document in three easy steps:
Step 1: Generate help
Click the top half of the Generate help button in the Home ribbon tab.
Step 3: Define PDF security settings
Click the PDF settings tab where you can customize the following settings:
Click Encrypt document to activate this feature.
Select the level of encryption that you'd like to use.
Optionally, you can define the passwords for owner (you) and your users. The owner will be granted all permissions while the users will only have access to the permissions defined in the 'User permissions' group.
Select the permissions that you'd like to grant your users when accessing the PDF document: if they use the 'User password' to access this document, they will only be able to achieve the tasks checked in this group
When you need user access restrictions for your generated PDF document, simply change a few settings in HelpNDoc and it will rapidly produce a strongly encrypted, password protected document for you.