Password-Protected PDFs


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With the release of 2018.3, PSPDFKit Server added support for password-protected PDFs.

Launch Demo

Upstream API Access

To access password-protected documents via the upstream API, add the pspdfkit-pdf-password header to your API calls.

Please refer to our guide on API endpoints for working with documents for more detailed instructions on how to access password-protected PDFs documents.

Client Access

Clients can access password-protected PDFs by using a JSON Web Token (JWT) that includes the password claim, or by supplying the password when opening or loading a password-protected document.