Can LibreOffice password protect opening and modifying PDF files?

Hi. How are you?

I need to be able to have different passwords:

  1. 1st password to open up and read the PDF

  2. 2nd DIFFERENT password to allow modification of the PDF

Can LibreOffice perform this type of protection?

Thank you!

EDIT ebot: Text structured

Have you pressed on the Set Passwords button in the Security tab of dialog File>Export As>Export as PDF?

A secondary dialog pops up with sections Set open password and Set permission password. There is a Help button which gives the answer to your question. Even without going so far, the Security tab already gives a summary of the security passwords (or the absence thereof).

As a general rule, always start with some navigation in the built-in help and ask here when you could not find what you were looking for.

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Helped me. You probably haven’t been upvoted yet because of the backflips needed to register for an account; with all the “everything” that goes along with it.

Probably helped more than me, but you’ll not likely ever know.

Will ya, or not?

If I could, I would select this as an “Answer” to the question.


@ajlittoz is still a regular, and valued, contributor here - and will know.

Great! Thanks!

(I don’t have the program yet - I wasn’t going to install if it did not have that abilty).

Comment 1: this is not an answer to your question, move it as a comment under my answer then delete it (reason: this is not a forum but a question&answers site, no thread here!)

Comment 2: you should have mentioned LO wasn’t installed yet. This would have spared you my irony.

Comment 3: click on the gray tick mark at top left of my answer (only once even if seemingly nothing happens).

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