How to Create Password for PDF


This tutorial will show you how to create password for PDF using Acrobat XI. This can be a good way to protect any data you may have stored as a PDF document.

Step # 1 – Choosing to Encrypt with a Password

Open the PDF that you want to protect in Acrobat XI. In the top right of the window click on the “Tools” option and in the menu that appears click on the “Protection” tab. Click the “Encrypt” option that has appeared and in the menu that appears click “Encrypt with Password”.

Finding the encryption settings

Step # 2 – Creating the Password

Click “Yes” in the dialog box that appears. Check the box at the top that reads “Require a password to open the document” and enter a password in the field below. There are some further password protections options on this page, but here we are just sticking to the simple password to open option. Click “OK”. Reenter the password when promoted and click “OK”, click “OK” in the dialog box that appears. Close Acrobat and opt to save the PDF.

Entering a password

Step # 3 – Testing the Password

Now, to check the password has been applied to the document locate the file on your computer open it. A window will appear asking you to enter a password, do this and click “OK”. Assuming you got the password right the document will open and that is how to create password for pdf.

Testing the new security settings