My online school locks their PDF files using Protectedpdf by Vitrium Systems. These documents require Adobe Reader to login and unlock the document upon opening the file; however I'm unable to enter my user name and password into the document (doesn't support forms?). After entering my credentials they are validated via the internet with my school and the document is unlocked. Is this a feature that could be incorporated into a future release?
The files in question are PDFs issued by the University of Phoenix. Below is the response I got. When asked if they will support DRM files with a future release I was informed it would be documented as a suggestion. Fingers crossed I'll some day be able to view these types of PDF documents on my iPod and iPad.
The pdf that you are opening is a DRM protected pdf.
Adobe Reader on iOS opens password secured and LiveCycle Rights Managed files but does not support opening of DRM protected content.
Thank you for asking this question ltdr1ryder. I was trying to open an ebook from UOP and was getting really frustrated, but now I know it's not something that I am doing wrong. It sure would be nice to be able to view the ebooks from the iPad and hopefully adobe will fix this soon!
I contacted UoP about an app to view the protected files. They recommended I download PDFReader Pro. The app works great and you can unlock the PDF's. Only problem is the app isn't free, but its worth it to be able to view the e-books on your device. I don't know why Adobe couldn't have integrated this feature with their app?
Great...Thank you for this info ltdr1ryder! I'm with you on wondering why Adobe didn't integrate the feature in their app, but this is a way for them to make a few dollars. Thanks again I guess I will be getting Pro...Have a good day!