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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 from built-in 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 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 and returns JobId that you may use with /job/check to check the state of the background job (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true or false.
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