Password Protect PDF Files (Free)

Control who has access to a PDF. Online, Free PDF Password-Protector
Password Protect PDF Files (Free)
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How to password protect a PDF for free

If you want to lock your PDF document using a password, we suggest following this three really easy steps: upload your document (we first need to know which document you want to protect), then click on the button inviting you to add a password to the PDF, start typing the password, and then save the new, locked PDF document. To recap, here's what you need to do in order to successfully protect your file:

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1. Upload a file

Choose the document that you want to password-protect.

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2. Type password

Click the button to add a password and start typing it. Note: We won't know your PDF's password.

3. Save the protected PDF

Download the new, password-protected PDF document. That's it!

Create passwords for PDF Files: Online, Free, Secure!

To limit the number of people that have access to your PDF documents, password-protecting your files is really the best option. If you have an unlocked PDF document and you wish to limit access to that file, SignHouse comes in handy to help you, as we've developed the ultimate online PDF password-protecting software. We call it 'the ultimate' because you can get the job done in no more than 30 seconds and a click of yours. Upload, add password, save. That's literally it!

How to password protect a PDF for free

Restrict access

Limit the amount of people that can view your PDF document by adding a password to that file. Choosing SignHouse's PDF password protector is going to help you choose who has access to that PDF.

You're in command

Once adding a password to the PDF document, you're officially the only one in charge with accessing the document - you get to choose who gets the password. Note: We are not going to know your PDF' access key.

As many as needed

Lock as many PDF documents as you need to. At SignHouse, we're not going to set you any awkward limit of PDF-locking per day. We believe that everyone should be able to lock as many PDFs as need.

Price for this: $0

Our online PDF password protecting software offers unlimited access, and it does that for free. You don't have to pay anything in order to control who gets to access your PDF's content. Free forever!

Why password protect PDF files with us?

There are quite a few reasons to password protect a PDF document. Though, out of all the reasons, we believe that two of them are the most interesting, and they're our software's pricing and accessibility. Why do we say that? Because you can use the password protecting software on all of your devices, at any time, without having to pay a single dollar.

Wherever, whenever

Feel free to use SignHouse's software that lets you password protect a PDF file wherever you are. Our tool works on all types of devices: mobile phones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers - you name it.

Respecting your privacy

When using SingHouse's PDF password protecting software, you should know that we never look at your documents, and we don't either know your PDF's password. Online & Secure PDF editing.

Low effort, high results

Password-protecting a PDF document is not as hard as it may sound. All you have to do is just upload your file, type the password and save your changes. With such low efforts, you get a really effective outcome.

Always here to help you

Need any help with the password protecting software? Let's get in touch - we'd love to help! Click the bubble in the bottom-right corner of this page to start a conversation with our live support team.

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.
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!
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.
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. 👍
Sandy T
"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?

SignHouse is completely free to start. Just upload a doc and start signing in a few minutes!
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 to use, fast to load. The experience will be snappy for you and your signers.

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