PDF Security Settings
PDF Security Settings & Document Restriction Options
The following PDF Security Settings are available in Safeguard PDF Security.
PDF security settings and restrictions such as preventing copy and paste, editing, saving in unprotected form, printing and screen grabbing are enabled by default.
|PDF Access Control – assign document access to all users, individual users, or users who subscribe to a specific publication|
|PDF Expiry – expire PDFs on a fixed date, after n days from first use, after a number of views, after a number of prints, or never|
|PDF Document Verification – make documents connect to the licensing server every time they are opened (so they can be revoked if required), every n days, or never (offline use)|
|Screen grabber protection – allow or disallow screen capture|
|Virtual environments – allow or disallow use in thin client/virtual environments|
|PDF Print Control – allow or disallow printing. Control the number of prints and revoke access automatically once print allowances have been depleted|
|PDF Watermarks – apply dynamic watermarks (user name, company name, email address, date/time stamp) to documents when they are viewed and/or printed|
|PDF Revocation – terminate access to a PDF document or a user instantly|
|PDF Auditing – log document prints and views*|
|PDF Location Control – control the locations (i.e. office only) from where secure PDF documents can be viewed*|
* Enterprise PDF security settings only
Changing PDF Restrictions
Many Safeguard PDF Security settings and restrictions can be changed / edited dynamically from the administration system after a document has been published – for example, allocating extra document prints or views, changing expiry, and assigning or revoking access.
For a more detailed description of the PDF security settings and restriction options available in Safeguard PDF Security see the following: