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Add standard security to a PDF document

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Does anyone know how to add standard security to an existing PDF document programmatically.  I don't want to pay for a standalone program such as SecurSign from Appligent.  Is there a free package, or one with a minimal cost that I can work into my Java program.  Thanks.
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by:yerkan
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What do you exactly mean by "security"? Something like a password to open the document?

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by:dfc106
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I just want to apply standard pdf security.  These are the options you have when you do save as... on a pdf and select Standard from the Security drop down box.
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by:sanjay_thakur
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Hi

I guess you do need to have access to adobe security
architecture APIs to integrate it with java

But maybe you could look into third party tools

http://www.epublishstore.com/details.asp?ProdID=214
http://www.epublishstore.com/list.asp?DepID=1&CtgID=2

This is also an interesting link

http://www.elcomsoft.com/
http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Adobe/Gallery/PDFsecurity.pdf
 
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by:dfc106
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It looks like I can create a secured document using the iText PDF-Java library.
www.lowagie.com/iText
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sanjay_thakur earned 100 total points
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Hi,

I did go thru the link

It seems like the answer

There is also this link might be a good reference
http://www.etymon.com/pj/
http://softwaredev.earthweb.com/java/sdjojta/article/0,,12401_626501,00.html

Thanks
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