Password Protecting my PDF Document (Unlock my PDF)

Follow the steps below to secure your PDF with password protection.


Step 1 - Open the password protection tool

You can access the tool inside Soda PDF.

  • Click on the Secure Tab.
  • Choose the Restrict Permissions option.



Alternatively, you can head over to your file.

  • Right-click on a PDF.
  • Choose Soda PDF Desktop.
  • Choose Password Security.




Step 2 - Set your password

  • Check the box next to Require Password to Open the Document.
  • Enter the password and then confirm it.
  • Choose Apply.




  • You can click the three dots button to choose the encryption level.




Step 3 - Verify your PDF is secure

Try to open your PDF. When secure, you will see this window:




Removing your password

You can remove your password in the same Password Security tool.

  • Toggle the switch next to Require Password to Open the Document.
  • Choose Apply.




  • Save the file and your password will be removed.




Please Note: We suggest you keep your password in a safe place. We will be unable to reset the password if you forget it.


We have two additional modules. The OCR module allows you to recognize and edit text within any scanned document or image. We also have the E-Sign module that allows you to electronically sign PDFs and track and manage e-signatures in real-time. If those modules are not available for you, you can purchase them here.



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