[reportlab-users] non-hackable pdf files

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Tue Apr 25 05:05:49 EDT 2006

Mike Dewhirst wrote:
> Is there a way to create pdf files with ReportLab such that the file 
> cannot be hacked?
> I just received a promotional email from WinZip which offers similar 
> functionality and it concerns me because the reason I want to create pdf 
> output is so that the content cannot end up in a word processor to be 
> edited or otherwise hacked.
> Thanks
> mike

there is an encryption utility


I think that allows you to control access to the document using the standard pdf 
model. However, I don't think the actual encryption is considered to be very strong.
Robin Becker

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