SharePoint PDF Permissions RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to give pdf file as read only access in SharePoint Document library so how can i achieve this?without using any third party tools

    i have one idea that is CSS mask but it is not affecting on this

    so how can i give permissions for the pdf without changing any settings in Acrobat Reader itself


    Any Suggestions



    • Changed type vravikumar Sunday, December 12, 2010 6:32 PM Need solution
    • Changed type Mike Walsh FIN Sunday, December 12, 2010 6:50 PM always use the question type. Your justification for changing it is way off
    • Changed type vravikumar Monday, December 13, 2010 10:14 AM
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 6:31 PM


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    > pdf file as read only access in SharePoint Document library


    Read only in that a user cannot change or delete the copy in the library? 

    Change the permissions for the file, the folder containing the file or the entire library to Read for the target group of users.  (Per file permission management is generally not a good idea. Consider put all of the files that need custom permissions in the same folder or library.)


    Read only in that a user cannot not modify the PDF after it has been downloaded? 

    That change will need to be made to the PDF before the file is uploaded to SharePoint.


    Mike Smith TechTrainingNotes.blogspot.com
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 8:50 PM
  • Thanks Mike For ur Reply

    Actually That Pdf File User Cannot Download and Save and print he  is having just Read Only access on The File Content

    Monday, December 13, 2010 3:17 AM
  • You mean the pdf file should allow users to read the content on the web browser.  Also the file neither allow download nor save.

    is it right?



    Senthilrajan Kaliyaperumal
    Monday, December 13, 2010 5:24 AM
  • Thanks For your Reply Senthilrajan

    Exactly i need to give Read access on Browser Without any options to save and print and download

    Monday, December 13, 2010 6:01 AM
  • Hi Ravikumar.V,

    Have you tried to modify the Security Settings of the PDF file?

    Here is a link about set the security options in a PDF files http://www.assortedstuff.com/stuff/?p=39.

    Hope it can help.

    Best regards. Emir
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:57 AM
  • Hi Emir Liu

    We dont want to change settings bcoz There is 1000's of pdf doument



    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:08 PM
  • Hi Ravikumar.V,

    Thanks for your reply.

    You also don’t want to use third party tool. But I can’t find another way. Maybe you can have a look this reference (IRM could limit permission except Edit, copy and save permissions to print documents from a document library). http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261728(office.12).aspx

    Best regards. Emir
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:09 PM
  • Hi Emir

    Thanks for your Reply

    Actually We have only That option so if u know These integration Details can u plz guide me?




    Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:33 PM
  • Hi vravichoudary,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Please refer to these links.

    Enable IRM in SPS. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms458245(v=office.12).aspx

    Apply IRM to a list or library.  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/apply-information-rights-management-to-a-list-or-library-HA010154148.aspx


    Best regards. Emir
    • Marked as answer by Lily Wu Friday, December 24, 2010 1:23 AM
    Friday, December 17, 2010 12:55 PM