Add Password to PDF (Online, Free)

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How to add a password to a PDF file

There are three simple steps you need to follow in order to start editing a PDF file that is locked and you don't have the password to. First things first, let us know which is the document that you're going to edit, by uploading the that specific file. Then, hit the button inviting you to protect the PDF and choose a password. When you're done, apply the changes.

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1. Select a file

Upload the PDF document that you want to password-protect.

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2. Add password

Think of a password and assign it to your PDF. We are not going to know the password.

3. Save changes

Apply the changes you've made to the PDF. Then, you can download the protected PF.

Secure PDF files with passwords (Online & Free)

If you want to secure your document with a password that only you know, we've got the solution for you. SignHouse's online PDF password protector is free to use, and you can use it to add a password to a PDF document in less than 30 seconds. Control who access a PDF document with the help of a password that you can later share with other friends, co-workers and so on. Besides, the process is really quick, because you only have to upload your file, click once, and type.

How to add a password to a PDF file

Safer files

Adding passwords to PDF documents is the right choice when you want to share data only with specific individuals. Why? Because only those that have the password of a PDF can access it and view its content.

Full control

If you're the one who sets the password to a PDF file, unless you don't share the password with others, you're the only one that's in control of the document. We are not going to know the password of your file.

Zero limits

Feel free to use SignHouse's online PDF password adder as many times as you need it. Our tool works for an unlimited amount of documents. Secure and lock your PDF files with the help of passwords.

Free software

One of the best advantages of SignHouse's online PDF locking software is that you don't have to pay anything to use it. It's free to add a password to a PDF file with us, and you can use it as much as needed.

Why add password to PDF with us?

Adding passwords to PDF files is really beneficial, and we believe that there are a few different reasons to use SignHouse as the software that helps you secure PDF files with passwords. Out of all the reasons, we think that one of them is really great, and that is our product's accessibility, since you can use this tool on any platform, without having to pay.

Designed for everyone

Whether you like to use your phone more than your computer, know that every mobile & desktop device is welcome at SignHouse. Our PDF locker is optimised to work on all types of smart devices!

Your data is safe here

We never get look at your passwords, and we never share your documents away without your will. Fear not, your PDF documents are safe with us - we wouldn't like our data being share without our will too.

Locking PDFs is easy

It's not that hard to lock a PDF document using a password. The whole process is going to take only 30 seconds, and it's free to do it. In fact, it's all just a drag and drop matter. No need to be a PDF expert!

We're here to help you

Facing issues with the PDF locking software? Contact us right now via live chat by clicking the blue bubble in the bottom-right corner of this page. Our live agents are always happy to answer your questions.

What they say about us

No-brainer pricing for a small business - or even big business, I reckon : - )

Tried the product. Worked like a charm. Never had any problem + the clean UI got us. Wish there would be more features, but I believe in the team behind.
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Steph G.
Chief Executive Officer
SignHouse has been nothing short of convenient, efficient and fast. Oh and top notch customer support too...

Couldn't ask for more!
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Julie M.
Executive Administrative Assistant
SignHouse has made a big difference in the workflow of my business. Sure there are other, more mature e-signing platforms out there, but they are all convoluted and too focused on big, enterprise companies. It feels like SignHouse is on our side.
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Michael B.
Photography Consultant
Getting documents to parents is significantly simpler now. However, even more importantly, parents aren't getting lost in the signing process anymore. 👍
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Sandy T
Teacher
"Simpler, yet does the job better than most of the clunky eSignature software out there"
"SignHouse cut down on our signing processes by at least 50% - and we were using eSignature software before as well"
"I just never thought signing documents can ever become a pleasurable experience"

Frequently asked questions

Can you add password to PDF on Mac?

Yes, and it's free. Upload the PDF, select your password and then download the locked PDF.

How do I password protect a PDF for free?

Upload your PDF file to SignHouse > Select to add password > Type it > Download the secured PDF.

How can I unlock a PDF if I forgot its password?

To unlock a PDF document without having its password, upload it to SignHouse and select the option to remove the password. Wait a few seconds and the download the unlocked PDF.

How do I password protect a PDF without Adobe or Word?

At SignHouse, we help you password-protect PDFs for free. Just upload the file, type your password, and download the secured file.

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Are you adding an actual eSignature or just an image?

All signatures are a real, eSignature that is 100% legally binding.

We save important, relevant data (that can be used legally in all types of situations, including in courts) such as identifiable details of a person, IP addresses, etc, just so our electronic signatures can be as valid as digital signatures can get.

What about privacy and security?

SignHouse's signatures are secure for all kinds of businesses and companies. All our signatures happen on a secure, SSL-connected domain. Documents are not made public and unique keys are generated through SignHouse so that privacy and security are at the foundation of the documents on our platform.

How do my signees get to sign with SignHouse?

We've streamlined the signing process so that your signees can sign your documents with no hurdles at all — and with the smallest amount of steps required. It can take as little as 30 seconds! 

How do you compare to ______?

We have a generous free plan, so we highly encourage you to make the comparison yourself! It costs you nothing - and no hard feelings if you don't want to go with us.

We would really love to know what made you go with us or somebody else! If you could take a moment to write to us about that, we'd highly appreciate it.

What if I have more questions?

Then we're standing by to help. Contact us, and we'll do our best to help 🤗

What's different about SignHouse?

Free
SignHouse is completely free to start. Just upload a doc and start signing in a few minutes!
Mobile-first
What’s your cost of losing doc signatures just because signing didn't work on mobile? We fix that.
Optimized for 0 headache
SignHouse was made to simplify the eSigning. Long gone are the days of clunky solutions.
Trackable documents
Documents signed with SignHouse come with simple analytics that just don’t give you a headache.
It Just Works™
Big, old software is buggy, clunky and slow. Built with simplicity in mind, we make signing a breeze.
Fast
Fast to use, fast to load. The Simple.ink experience will be snappy for you and your signers.

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