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PDF Info Reader

Get detailed information about the PDF document, it’s properties and security permissions.

For one-time check of PDF file information and find form fields please use PDF Edit Add Helper.

Available Methods

[POST] /pdf/info

Extracts basic information about an input PDF file, PDF file security permissions, and other information. If you want to extract information about fillable fields (checkboxes, radioboxes, listboxes) from PDF then please use /pdf/info/fields instead.

url required
URL to the source file. Supports links from Google Drive, Dropbox, and built-in files storage. To upload files via API, Check out the Files Upload section.

Note: If you experience intermittent Too Many Requests or Access Denied errors, please try to add cache: to enable built-in URL caching. (e.g cache:

For data security, you have the option to encrypt output files and decrypt input files. Learn more about user-controlled data encryption.
httpusername optional
HTTP auth user name if required to access source URL.
httppassword optional
HTTP auth password if required to access source URL.
async optional
Set async to true for long processes to run in the background, API will then return a jobId which you can use with /job/check endpoint to check the status of the process and retrieve the output while you can proceed with other tasks without waiting for this process to finish.
profiles optional
Use this parameter to set additional configuration for fine-tuning and extra options, Explore knowledgebase for profile examples, The input must be in string format.
  • Method: POST
  • URL: /v1/pdf/info

Query parameters

No query parameters accepted.

Body payload

    "url": "",
    "async": false

Example responses

POST /pdf/info
    "info": {
        "PageCount": 1,
        "Author": "Alice V. Knox",
        "Title": "Kid's News 1",
        "Producer": "Acrobat Distiller 4.0 for Windows",
        "Subject": "Kid's News 1",
        "CreationDate": "8/15/2001 2:50:36 PM",
        "Bookmarks": "",
        "Keywords": "",
        "Creator": "Adobe PageMaker 6.52",
        "Encrypted": false,
        "PageRectangle": {
            "Location": {
                "IsEmpty": true,
                "X": 0,
                "Y": 0
            "Size": "612, 792",
            "X": 0,
            "Y": 0,
            "Width": 612,
            "Height": 792,
            "Left": 0,
            "Top": 0,
            "Right": 612,
            "Bottom": 792,
            "IsEmpty": false
        "ModificationDate": "9/20/2001 6:23:02 PM",
        "EncryptionAlgorithm": 0,
        "PermissionPrinting": true,
        "PermissionModifyDocument": true,
        "PermissionContentExtraction": true,
        "PermissionModifyAnnotations": true,
        "PermissionFillForms": true,
        "PermissionAccessibility": true,
        "PermissionAssemble": true,
        "PermissionHighQualityPrint": true
    "error": false,
    "status": 200,
    "remainingCredits": 77732

Code Snippet

curl --location --request POST '' \
--header 'x-api-key: ' \
--data-raw '{
    "url": "",
    "async": false