Password Protect PDF

Protect your PDF files with free online password protect app!

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PDF is a popular file format that can be opened even by your browser. PDF files may contain text, images, tables, and forms. PDF become so popular because it is easy to create and share PDF files, but what’s more important is it will look the same regardless of what device you are using to open it. When a PDF file is not protected it can be opened by anyone who has access to a file. To make PDF file sharing with friends and colleagues safe you can limit access to your PDF files by setting a password.

Password Protect is a free secure online web application that enables you to protect PDF files. You can add a password to a PDF file within a couple of clicks and download a protected file.

To password protect PDF files we're using AES encryption with key length 128 bits. This encryption method provides high protection level against brute-force attacks that are used by attackers to decrypt a protected file.

PDF format supports setting Document Open Password (User Password) - the password for opening a file and Permissions Password - the password for changing document permissions. Password protect application enables you to set Document Open Password and secure the document from being opened by unauthorized users.

To secure a file using Password Protect application upload your file, type the password, click protect button, and download the protected file. The download link will be available for 24 hours. While we automatically remove your files from our servers we also enable you to remove the files manually. After you removed files manually the download link won’t work anymore.

How to password protect PDF file

Submit your file

Click inside the file drop area to upload a PDF file or drag & drop a PDF file.

Type the password

Enter the password that you want to use to protect the file.

Protect file

Click "Protect" button and wait until process is completed.

Get Result

Click on "Download" button to get protected file.


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