Foxit PDF SDK for iOS

How to Encrypt PDF files with Foxit PDF SDK for iOS

Foxit PDF SDK provides a range of encryption and decryption functions to meet different levels of document security protection. Users can use regular password encryption and certificate-driven encryption, or use their own security handler for custom security implementation.


How to encrypt a PDF file with password

#import "ViewController.h"
// Encrypt the source pdf document with specified owner password and user password, the encrypted PDF will be saved to the path specified by parameter savePath.
- (BOOL) encryptPDF: (FSPDFDoc*) pdfDoc ownerPassword: (NSString*)ownerPassword userPassword: (NSString*)userPassword savedPath: (NSString*)savedPath
    if(!pdfDoc || (!ownerPassword && !userPassword) || !savedPath)
        return NO;
    // The encryption setting data. Whether to encrypt meta data:YES, User permission: modify,assemble,fill form. Cipher algorithm:AES 128.
    FSStdEncryptData* encryptData = [[FSStdEncryptData alloc] initWithIs_encrypt_metadata:YES user_permissions: (FSPDFDocPermModify| FSPDFDocPermAssemble|FSPDFDocPermFillForm) cipher:FSSecurityHandlerCipherAES key_length:16];
    FSStdSecurityHandler * stdSecurity = [[FSStdSecurityHandler alloc] init];
    if(![stdSecurity initialize:encryptData user_password:userPassword owner_password:ownerPassword])
        return NO;
    [pdfDoc setSecurityHandler:stdSecurity];
    if(![pdfDoc saveAs:savedPath save_flags:FSPDFDocSaveFlagNormal])
        return NO;
    return YES;

Updated on July 21, 2021

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