5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 21, 2011 9:30 AM by boletusEdulis RSS

    Password as Parameter in URL for Protected .pdf

    boletusEdulis Community Member

      Hi Folks,


      When opening a protected .pdf via http, is it possible to send the password as a parameter in the URL? I want to use some of the security features in protected .pdf, but don't want to force the user to actually type a password.


      For example, in the link below, brown-teddy-bear.pdf is a password-protected .pdf file, with password "coffeecup." Is something like the following available?


      <a href="http://www.example.com/brown-teddy-bear.pdf#password=coffeecup">Brown Teddy Bear</a>


      This throws a "This operation is not allowed." error.


      I checked the spec for 9 at the link below, but it's not in there.

      http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/pdf_open _parameters_v9.pdf