pdfcrypt is a very flexible and powerful program.
pdfcrypt allows you to encrypt a PDF (40 bits and 128 bits), set permissions,
add user and owner password.
For example you can encrypt a pdf without to allow to print it.
The button to print the file will be disabled in Acrobat Reader application.
For example you can encrypt a pdf allowing the user to read it only if he know
the correct password
It's simple to use it like a batch application to set permissions to every PDF in your archive.
It's simple to use it like a pipe application.
It's simple to use it inside your cgis.
We distribute only executable versions (if you need ask us the original PERL code, we'll evaluate your request).
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (free)
many languages, many plaftorms: Windows(3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000), Mac, OS/2 Warp, Linux, Solaris, IRIX, AIX, HP-UX,
- Adobe Acrobat Viewer (Java) (free)
on all platforms that have a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed.
- Xpdf (free)
Xpdf runs under the X Window System on UNIX, VMS, and OS/2 (other ports: Acorn, BeOS,
- Ansyr Primer PDF Viewer ($49.95, Free 30-day Trial)
Palm OS, Windows CE, Pocket PC
pdfcrypt is a PERL tool.
We distribute only 6 executable versions:
You can freely redistribute pdfcrypt tool in its unregistered
archive format (.exe or zip or tar.gz)
You can ask us other UNIX executables (Linux like Slackware and Caldera, Linux on mips,
OSF/1, FreeBSD, BSD/OS, OpenBSD, IRIX) or the original PERL code (we'll evaluate
In the case we'll decide to send you the original perl code:
You can't modify directly it.
You can't resell pdfcrypt or a modify version of it without SANFACE Software
You can't copy part of it to include in your source without SANFACE Software
We trust you.
The registration fee is
every server installation.
- $790 (US) for 1 CPU computer
- $940 (US) for 2 or 3 CPU computer
- $1090 (US) for 4, 5, 6, 7 CPU computer
- $1240 (US) for 8 or more CPU computer
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If you're a developer or a software house and you're interested to use pdfcrypt inside your tools
these're our standard economical policies. In every case we suggest you to
contact directly us. We're a small company and we're interested
to find economical agreement.
You can upgrade every old version of pdfcrypt to the new version with the
discount of the amount you previously paid. For example, if you paid $650
for your previous copy of pdfcrypt and the new version costs $790, you will only
pay $140. Contact us via email at
for more information on how to upgrade your version.
|4-10||$700 each (no CPU server difference)|
|11 or more||$550 each (no CPU server difference)|
NO LIMIT LICENCE
You've one or more products with a lot of installations and you want to put pdfcrypt inside every
your tool. This is the licence you're looking for.
Its costs: $40000 + 20 % every year. Obviously you'll receive every update freely.
- Create a new directory (e.g. pdfcrypt)
- We distribute pdfcrypt in 2 formats: .zip and .tar.gz
With the file .zip you can use a lot of tools to unzip it and put all the files
inside the new directory you've created
With .tar.gz on Windows you can use Winzip, on unix you can use gunzip + tar commands
or directly GNU tar with option z (e.g. tar zxvf pdfcrypta.tar.gz)
- test if the executable version works correctly:
./pdfcrypt -h (on Windows .\pdfcrypt -h)
The result is simply a minimal help
- encrypt your first PDF on the fly:
./pdfcrypt - -no-print < yourpdf.pdf > yourencrypt.pdf
(on Windows .\pdfcrypt - -no-print < yourpdf.pdf > yourencrypt.pdf)
pdfcrypt [-options ...]
where options include:
-input="infile.pdf" the input file
-output="outfile.pdf" the output file
- or -filter use stdin for input
-memory-filter same as -filter, but no temp-file
-PDF-version="1.?" set the PDF version for output
-no-copy do not allow cut and paste
-no-print do not allow printing of file
-no-edit do not allow to edit the file
-no-notes do not allow to edit/add notes
-permissions="-nn" see Adobe reference manual; This
option can be used to set permission
from its numerical representation.
-quiet be quiet
-obj-progress show processed objects instead of
-no-progress disable progress display
-pass="passphrase" passphrase needed to open the PDF
-ownerpass="passphrase" passphrase for the owner of the PDF
-R=2 use 40 bit encryption
-R=3 use 128 bit encryption (for Acrobat 5)
-h this help
-temp="prefix" define prefix for temporary files
e.g.: -temp=/temp/ for UNIX-like OS or
-temp=C:\TEMP\ for Windows
pdfcrypt -no-print -input printable.pdf -output unprintable.pdf
pdfcrypt -filter -no-print < printable.pdf > unprintable.pdf
pdfcrypt -pass hello - < unprotected.pdf > needspassword.pdf
Here you can find an exhaustive history file
- Some updated PDF files can cause wrong output results with previously versions of PDFCrypt.
pdfcrypt is a trademark of SANFACE Software© 2002.
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