1 Reply Latest reply on May 16, 2011 8:35 AM by George_Johnson

    Difference between PDF user's password and PDF owner's password?

    Joël Giro Level 1

      What is the difference between PDF user's and owner's passwords? When creating a document, which one to use?

        • 1. Re: Difference between PDF user's password and PDF owner's password?
          George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          The user password, if set, is what you need to provide in order to open a PDF. Acrobat/Reader will prompt a user to enter the user password. If it's not correct, the document will not open.

           

          The owner password, if set, controls permissions, such as printing, editing, extracting, commenting, etc. Acrobat/Reader will disallow these things based on the permission settings. Acrobat will require this password if you want to set/change permissions.

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