Protect PDF

To secure your PDF documents from unauthorized access like copying or printing, you should password protect your file! Protect PDF files by adding a password and encrypt it.

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Set password to open the document

This password can be used to prevent unwanted access to the file.

Set password to restrict permissions

This password can be used to limit functionality of the pdf.

If you restrict usage rights and only specify an permission password, some programs might ignore these restrictions. Choose a open password to encrypt and secure your PDF.

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Optional Settings

For more security, you can select this option to prevent others from editing the document or revealing potential hidden areas, as all contents will be merged into one, non-searchable layer.

How do I add a password to a PDF?

  1. Upload your PDF file.
  2. Enter and repeat an open password.
  3. Choose what users of your PDF are allowed to do.
  4. Enter and repeat an permission password.
  5. Click on "Start".
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Add Password Protection

Once you uploaded your PDF, you can choose to add a password to secure your PDF file.

To do so, either drag & drop your file in the box above or upload it from your device or cloud storage. Afterwards, you can type in a new password for your file and thus make sure it’s password protected.

Password Protect a PDF

Protect your PDF files by adding a password that will prevent people from being able to copy or print your PDF document.

We provide an easy way to secure PDF files using a password of your choosing.

Why Protect A PDF?

Adding password protection to your PDF can serve many purposes. On one hand, it makes sure that only people you gave the password to can open and view the content of your file.

On the other hand, you can keep the people you send the PDF to from copying or printing your PDF document.

Security & File Safety

Securing a PDF via password protection is a delicate task. Of course you want to be sure that your files are 100% safe when changing these things.

PDF2Go guarantees file safety for all uploaded, edited and converted files. For more info, please check our Privacy Policy.

Files I Can Protect

Changes like adding a password can only be applied to Adobe PDF documents. However, it doesn’t matter how many pages the PDF has or if it contains text, images, tables and more. We can handle them all.

You can also upload other files types like Word docuemnts and images. We will convert them automatically to PDF and apply the passwords.

PDF Security Without Limits

Using PDF2Go to protect a PDF file by adding a password to your delicate documents is easy and completely for free. But there is more!

You are not restricted to work from a computer. Secure PDFs with a mobile phone or tablet or even on a friend’s computer. We make it possible.

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