How to Remove a Permissions Password in Adobe

By Mason Howard

Access and editing restrictions can be placed on Adobe PDF files using a document-open password, otherwise known as a user password, or by using a permissions password, otherwise know as a master password. Permissions passwords are used when you want to give selective access to editing and the setting or adjusting of various features. Removing the permissions password is easy to do as long as you have been given permission to do so. There are two ways to remove the permissions password.

Option 1

Step 1

Open the PDF file.

Step 2

Pull down the Advanced menu.

Step 3

Pull down the Security menu.

Step 4

Select "Remove Security."

Step 5

Enter the current password in the Enter Password field and click "OK." Click "OK" a second time to confirm the removal of the permissions password.

Option 2

Step 1

Open the PDF File.

Step 2

Pull down the File menu.

Step 3

Select "Properties."

Step 4

Select the Security tab. Select "No Security" in the Security Method menu.

Step 5

Enter the current password in the Enter Password box and click "OK." Click "OK" a second time to confirm the removal of the permissions password.

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