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Protect pdf file within an organisation through email domain

Sep 2, 2013 4:01 AM

Want to know whether we can protect a pdf file to be accessed within an organization through their email id. Example:

if there is an organization xyz then the pdf file emailed to them should be protected in a way that it is accessible only if the email entered is of the organizations domain i.e. @xyz.com

 
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    Sep 2, 2013 4:20 AM   in reply to tanvikanchan

    What do you mean by "email entered"? Or "their email id"? People aren't really identified by email address, and a lot of people have many or none.

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 10:59 PM   in reply to tanvikanchan

    PDF documents are just files, and they can be transferred via dozens of different methods (file sharing, FTP, memory stick, disk, etc.).  Even if transferred via email, once it is saved to the recipient's disk via Save Attachments, there is no way of doing a comparison with one's email address.

     
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    Sep 3, 2013 12:11 AM   in reply to tanvikanchan

    There is no such product as Adobe Reader Standard.

     
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    Sep 3, 2013 12:16 AM   in reply to Test Screen Name

    You can't use ordinary security to control who opens a file (except by making files for individuals based on their certificates i.e. different file per person). What you probably need is LiveCycle Rights Management. This will run on a server and constantly check access to PDF files (though not by email, because anyone can claim to have any email). This is a high level enterprise server product with a price by negotation but probably 5-6 figures. http://www.adobe.com/sea/products/livecycle/modules.displayTab3.html

     
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    Sep 3, 2013 2:02 AM   in reply to tanvikanchan

    Not exactly either one.

     

    LiveCycle Rights Management is a product that you license and install on your own server. It must be available online 24/7, because it has the job of checking every PDF open.

     

    LiveCycle Rights Management also specially prepares PDF files so they cannot be opened except with permission of the server.

     

    Now, you need software that understands how to talk to the server. As I understand it, this is built into Adobe Reader XI. So the client needs no additional software. The client cannot use any non-Adobe software to open, view or print these PDF files.

     
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