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Securing the Code on a Form

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Hi Everyone,

I'm pretty sure this is an easy question.

I create a form.

I want to secure the code that I wrote so that it cannot be seen by another person who also has Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer installed.

Can this be done?

Thanks,

Joe

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Level 10

Hi Joe,

If you go to the File > Form Properties > PDF Sceurity tab, you can tick so that anyone opening the form in LC Designer will need a password. When the form is opened in Acrobat/Reader, they do not need a password:

LC Designer Security.png

However I believe that there are third party tools out there that can get past this. So while it will stop a casual user, it probably will not stop a determined hacker.

Good luck,

Niall

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Former Community Member

Niall, would that apply to a Dynamic distributed pdf as well?

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Level 10

Yes, the security settings are set in LC Designer and apply to the form no matter how it is processed afterwards. E.g. Reader enabled, distributed, etc.

Niall

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Hi,

I was wrong on the distribute – see Paul's correction here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3683714#3683714.

Sorry,

Niall

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Former Community Member

I was afraid that was going to be the eventual answer.