I would like to use a software to encrypt documents on a server. Documents must be decrypted by users on their computers.
I think Pdf Generator is the best way to do that, but i encounter some problems during LiveCycle ES 2 install.
1- Do I really need LiveCycle ES 2 to use Pdf Generator? Is there a standalone version of Pdf Generator?
2- Is it really the best way to encrypt pdf documents?
If you want to encrypt PDFs using a simple password then you should look at the Encryption 1.1 service. This is in the Common category and comes with any of the following LiveCycle modules:
All of these require the base LiveCycle foundation server parts (which get installed when you install the software).
If you want to encrypt the PDF with something more advanced than a simple password, then you may want to look at the Rights Management software. That module is more of a DRM type encryption which gives you more options for defining policies, recalls, auditing, etc.