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Remove PDF Document Protection - PowerShell

PDF Password And Security sample in PowerShell demonstrating ‘Remove PDF Document Protection’

# The authentication key (API Key).
# Get your own by registering at
$API_KEY = "********************************"

# Direct URL of source PDF file.
$SourceFileURL = ""
# Destination PDF file name
$DestinationFile = ".\unprotected.pdf"

# The owner/user password to open file and to remove security features
$PDFFilePassword = "admin@123"

# Runs processing asynchronously. 
# Returns Use JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the processing (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success).
$async = $False

# Prepare URL for `PDF Security` API call
$query = ""

# Prepare request body (will be auto-converted to JSON by Invoke-RestMethod)
# See documentation:
$body = @{
    "name" = $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf)
    "url" = $SourceFileURL
    "password" = $PDFFilePassword
    "async" = $async
} | ConvertTo-Json

try {
    # Execute request
    $response = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "Content-Type" = "application/json" } -Body $body -Uri $query

    $jsonResponse = $response.Content | ConvertFrom-Json

    if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) {
        # Get URL of generated PDF file
        $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url;
        # Download PDF file
        Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl

        Write-Host "Generated PDF file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file."
    else {
        # Display service reported error
        Write-Host $jsonResponse.message
catch {
    # Display request error
    Write-Host $_.Exception
@echo off

powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\RemovePDFDocumentProtection.ps1"
echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel%

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