Adobe Acrobat - How to Encrypt Files

Installing Acrobat Pro DC

Full time employees (FTE) have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC in Software Center. If you don’t have Acrobat Pro DC installed on a managed workstation, self-service installation is available in Software Center. To install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC:
  1. Select the Start Button
  2. Microsoft Endpoint Manager
  3. Software Center

  4. Or type Soft after selecting the Start Button and click on Software Center
  5. Click on > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

  6. Then select Install.

Affiliates and temporary staff who may need access should speak to their manager for approval to purchase software licensing.

Encrypting Files in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Once you have a .pdf open in Acrobat Pro DC, you can encrypt the file with password. Select:
  1. File
  2. Protect Using Password

  3. In the dialogue box that opens,
    1. Click Viewing
    2. Pull down Advanced Options
    3. Confirm Encrypt With Password, which should be the default, is highlighted.
    4. Enter a password and click Apply.