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Protect PDF Document - VB.NET

PDF Password And Security sample in VB.NET demonstrating ‘Protect PDF Document’

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Net
Imports Newtonsoft.Json
Imports Newtonsoft.Json.Linq

Module Module1

	' The authentication key (API Key).
	' Get your own by registering at
	Const API_KEY As String = "*****************************"

	' Direct URL of source PDF file.
    ' You can also upload your own file into and use it as url. Check "Upload File" samples for code snippets:   
	Const SourceFileUrl As String = ""

	' Destination PDF file name
	Const DestinationFile As String = ".\result.pdf"

	' Passwords to protect PDF document
	' The owner password will be required for document modification.
	' The user password only allows to view And print the document.
	Const OwnerPassword As String = "123456"
	Const UserPassword As String = "654321"

	' Encryption algorithm. 
	' Valid values: "RC4_40bit", "RC4_128bit", "AES_128bit", "AES_256bit".
	Const EncryptionAlgorithm As String = "AES_128bit"

	' Allow Or prohibit content extraction for accessibility needs.
	Const AllowAccessibilitySupport As Boolean = True

	' Allow Or prohibit assembling the document.
	Const AllowAssemblyDocument As Boolean = True

	' Allow Or prohibit printing PDF document.
	Const AllowPrintDocument As Boolean = True

	' Allow Or prohibit filling of interactive form fields (including signature fields) in PDF document.
	Const AllowFillForms As Boolean = True

	' Allow Or prohibit modification of PDF document.
	Const AllowModifyDocument As Boolean = True

	' Allow Or prohibit copying content from PDF document.
	Const AllowContentExtraction As Boolean = True

	' Allow Or prohibit interacting with text annotations And forms in PDF document.
	Const AllowModifyAnnotations As Boolean = True

	' Allowed printing quality.
	' Valid values: "HighResolution", "LowResolution"
	Const PrintQuality As String = "HighResolution"

	Sub Main()

		' Create standard .NET web client instance
		Dim webClient As WebClient = New WebClient()

		' Set API Key
		webClient.Headers.Add("x-api-key", API_KEY)

		' Set JSON content type
		webClient.Headers.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")

		' Prepare URL of "PDF Security" endpoint
		Dim url As String = ""

		' Prepare requests params as JSON
		' See documentation: https : //
		Dim parameters As New Dictionary(Of String, Object)
		parameters.Add("name", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile))
		parameters.Add("url", SourceFileUrl)
		parameters.Add("ownerPassword", OwnerPassword)
		parameters.Add("userPassword", UserPassword)
		parameters.Add("encryptionAlgorithm", EncryptionAlgorithm)
		parameters.Add("allowAccessibilitySupport", AllowAccessibilitySupport)
		parameters.Add("allowAssemblyDocument", AllowAssemblyDocument)
		parameters.Add("allowPrintDocument", AllowPrintDocument)
		parameters.Add("allowFillForms", AllowFillForms)
		parameters.Add("allowModifyDocument", AllowModifyDocument)
		parameters.Add("allowContentExtraction", AllowContentExtraction)
		parameters.Add("allowModifyAnnotations", AllowModifyAnnotations)
		parameters.Add("printQuality", PrintQuality)

		' Convert dictionary of params to JSON
		Dim jsonPayload As String = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(parameters)

			' Execute POST request with JSON payload
			Dim response As String = webClient.UploadString(url, jsonPayload)

			' Parse JSON response
			Dim json As JObject = JObject.Parse(response)

			If json("error").ToObject(Of Boolean) = False Then

				' Get URL of generated PDF file
				Dim resultFileUrl As String = json("url").ToString()

				' Download PDF file
				webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile)

				Console.WriteLine("Generated PDF file saved as ""{0}"" file.", DestinationFile)

			End If

		Catch ex As WebException
		End Try


		Console.WriteLine("Press any key...")

	End Sub

End Module Web API: the Web API with a set of tools for documents manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting and merging of documents. Includes image recognition, built-in OCR, barcode generation and barcode decoders to decode bar codes from scans, pictures and pdf.

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