How to Encrypt an Adobe Acrobat File Using Adobe Acrobat


Need Adobe file encrypted to email to another party in my department with the department chosen password


  • Adobe Acrobat


Request for sensitive data in an encryped file.


  1. Open the PDF
  2. Click Tools> Protect> Encrypt> Encrypt with Password
  3. If prompted: Click Yes to change the security 
  4. Select Require A Password To Open The Document
  5. Type the standard password determined by the department
  6. Select an Acrobat version from the Compatibility drop-down menu
  7. Choose a version equal to or lower than the recipients' version of Acrobat or Reader
  8. Select Encrypt All Document Contents
  9. Click OK
  10. Confirm the password
  11. Click OK


Article ID: 3931
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KCS Article Status
WIP: Only Problem & some Environment captured
Not Validated: Complete & Resolution captured, confidence lacks in structure, content, no feedback
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