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PdfEncryptionAlgorithm Enumeration

Specifies the encryption algorithm to use for encrypting a PDF document.

Namespace: SautinSoft.Document
Assembly: SautinSoft.Document (in SautinSoft.Document.dll) Version: 2024.7.18
Syntax
public enum PdfEncryptionAlgorithm
Members
Member nameValueDescription
RC4_400 RC4 encryption, key length of 40 bits.
RC4_1281 RC4 encryption, key length of 128 bits.
Example

See Developer Guide: Create and secure a PDF document by password

Secure a Document by password using C#
using System;
using SautinSoft.Document;
using SautinSoft.Document.Drawing;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;

namespace Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Get your free 100-day key here:   
            // https://sautinsoft.com/start-for-free/

            SecureDocument();
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Create and secure a PDF document by password. Also set the permissions for the document.
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details: https://www.sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/security-options-net-csharp-vb.php
        /// </remarks>
        public static void SecureDocument()
        {
            string filePath = @"ProtectedDocument.pdf";

            DocumentCore dc = new DocumentCore();

            // Let's create a simple document.
            dc.Content.End.Insert("Hello World!!!", new CharacterFormat() { FontName = "Verdana", Size = 65.5f, FontColor = Color.Orange });

            PdfSaveOptions so = new PdfSaveOptions();
            // Password Protection
            so.EncryptionDetails.UserPassword = "12345";
            // EncryptionAlgorithm
            so.EncryptionDetails.EncryptionAlgorithm = PdfEncryptionAlgorithm.RC4_128;
            //Permissions: Content Copying, Commenting, Printing, Changing the Document, filing of form fildes etc
            //Printing: Allowed
            so.EncryptionDetails.Permissions = PdfPermissions.Printing;

            // Save a document as the PDF file with Security Options.
            dc.Save(filePath, so);

            // Open the result for demonstration purposes.
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(filePath) { UseShellExecute = true });
        }
    }
}
Secure a Document by password using VB.Net
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports SautinSoft.Document

Module Sample
    Sub Main()
        SecureDocument()
    End Sub
    ''' Get your free 100-day key here:   
    ''' https://sautinsoft.com/start-for-free/
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Create and secure a PDF document by password. Also set the permissions for the document.
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <remarks>
    ''' Details: https://www.sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/security-options-net-csharp-vb.php
    ''' </remarks>
    Sub SecureDocument()
        Dim filePath As String = "ProtectedDocument.pdf"

        Dim dc As New DocumentCore()

        ' Let's create a simple document.
        dc.Content.End.Insert("Hello World!!!", New CharacterFormat() With {
                .FontName = "Verdana",
                .Size = 65.5F,
                .FontColor = Color.Orange
            })

        Dim so As New PdfSaveOptions()
        ' Password Protection
        so.EncryptionDetails.UserPassword = "12345"
        ' EncryptionAlgorithm
        so.EncryptionDetails.EncryptionAlgorithm = PdfEncryptionAlgorithm.RC4_128
        'Permissions: Content Copying, Commenting, Printing, Changing the Document, filing of form fildes etc
        'Printing: Allowed
        so.EncryptionDetails.Permissions = PdfPermissions.Printing

        ' Save a document as the PDF file with Security Options.
        dc.Save(filePath, so)

        ' Open the result for demonstration purposes.
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(filePath) With {.UseShellExecute = True})
    End Sub
End Module
See Also