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Topic: Re: how to pass acrobat password as parameter?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57373
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:25 PM


that is just what it says. You would have to provide your own
security handler which jumps in when a protected document is about to
be opened. As writing your own could be a major project, it might be
worthwile looking around for commerical products, such as FileOpen
PDF by FileOpen (

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37

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>I just found this in the Acrobat Developer FAQ but don't understand
>how to replace the standard security handler - whatever this may be.
>Couldn't find the example mentioned below.

>To programmatically enter a password and bypass the user
>interface prompt for
>password, you must replace the standard "security handler" for
>Acrobat with your own
>security handler. There is no way to bypass the password prompt with
>the standard
>Acrobat security handler. For an example of a custom security
>handler, see the "Rot13"
>sample plug-in.

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