Set Passwords and Permissions for PDF | VB.NETByteScout PDF SDK

Set Passwords and Permissions for PDF | VB.NET


Imports Bytescout.PDF

''' <summary>
''' This example demonstrates how to lock the document with a password. 
''' PDF format supports two kinds of passwords: owner and user password.
''' User password allows to view document and perform allowed actions.
''' Owner password allows everything, including changing passwords and permissions.
''' </summary>
Class Program

    Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create new document
        Dim pdfDocument = New Document()
        pdfDocument.RegistrationName = "demo"
        pdfDocument.RegistrationKey = "demo"
        ' Add page
        pdfDocument.Pages.Add(New Page(PaperFormat.A4))

        ' Set document encryption algorythm
        pdfDocument.Security.EncryptionAlgorithm = EncryptionAlgorithm.RC4_40bit
        ' Set various user permissions
        pdfDocument.Security.AllowPrintDocument = False
        pdfDocument.Security.AllowContentExtraction = False
        pdfDocument.Security.AllowModifyAnnotations = False
        pdfDocument.Security.PrintQuality = PrintQuality.LowResolution

        ' Set owner password
        pdfDocument.Security.OwnerPassword = "ownerpassword"

        ' Set user password
        pdfDocument.Security.UserPassword = "userpassword"

        ' Save document to file

        ' Cleanup 

        ' Open document in default PDF viewer app

    End Sub

End Class