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How to prepare your PDF for maximum security

PDF - For maximum security, you should not allow printing or exporting of PDF files. You can use a custom license to manage printing rights or you can secure the PDF before uploading.

FlickRocket uses those security flags to determine what rights our digital rights management (DRM) will allow. Managed print options available when using a custom license include no printing, allow x number of pages per print session, or unlimited printing. The Export option allows export of an unprotected PDF file.

To set the PDF security permissions in Adobe Acrobat before uploading:
(These are general instructions as the settings and locations may vary in different versions of Adobe Acrobat.)


  1. Open PDF using Adobe Acrobat and select File>Properties.
  2. Select the Security tab and change Security Method to Password Security.
  3. Restrict the printing and editing of the document and change both Printing Allowed and Changes Allowed to None. Make certain that the checkbox for copying of text, images, and other content is not enabled.
  4. Enter a password and confirm that password for these permissions.