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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 (including pdf form fields information if any) you can also use this page: https://app.pdf.co/pdf-info.

Available Methods

[POST] /pdf/info

Extracts basic information about 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 from built-in PDF.co files storage. For uploading files via API please check Files Upload section. If you are randomly getting Too Many Requests or Access Denied error for your input url, please try to add cache: to enable built-in url caching. You can also encrypt data for output files and decrypt data input files with user-controlled data encryption (uses strong AES encryption with your own keys). Click here to learn more.
  • 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. Runs processing asynchronously. Returns JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the background job (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true, false.
  • profiles optional. Must be a String. Use this parameter to set additional configuration for fine tuning and extra options. Explore PDF.co knowledgebase for profile examples.

  • Method: POST
  • URL: /v1/pdf/info

Query parameters

No query parameters accepted.

Body payload

{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-info/sample.pdf",
    "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
curl --location --request POST 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/info' \
--header 'x-api-key: ' \
--data-raw '{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-info/sample.pdf",
    "async": false
}'