SelectPdf for .NET - Pdf Security Settings - C# / ASP.NET MVC Sample

This sample shows how to create a new PDF document using SelectPdf, how to set a password to be able to view or modify the document (password: 'test1' and 'test2') and also specifies user permissions for the pdf document (if the user can print, copy content, fill forms, modify, etc).

Sample Code C#

using System.Web.Mvc;

namespace SelectPdf.Samples.Controllers
    public class PdfSecurityController : Controller
        // GET: PdfSecurity
        public ActionResult Index()
            return View();

        public ActionResult SubmitAction(FormCollection collection)
            // create a new pdf document
            PdfDocument doc = new PdfDocument();

            // add a new page to the document
            PdfPage page = doc.AddPage();

            // create a new pdf font
            PdfFont font = doc.AddFont(PdfStandardFont.Helvetica);
            font.Size = 20;

            // create a new text element and add it to the page
            PdfTextElement text = new PdfTextElement(50, 50,
                "Pdf Security Settings Sample.", font);

            // set document passwords
            doc.Security.OwnerPassword = "test1";
            doc.Security.UserPassword = "test2";

            //set document permissions
            doc.Security.CanAssembleDocument = false;
            doc.Security.CanCopyContent = true;
            doc.Security.CanEditAnnotations = true;
            doc.Security.CanEditContent = true;
            doc.Security.CanFillFormFields = true;
            doc.Security.CanPrint = true;

            // save pdf document
            byte[] pdf = doc.Save();

            // close pdf document

            // return resulted pdf document
            FileResult fileResult = new FileContentResult(pdf, "application/pdf");
            fileResult.FileDownloadName = "Document.pdf";
            return fileResult;