Security profiles

Security profiles store your security settings, are re-useable, and help you work more quickly. Instead of re-entering passwords or re-adding recipient names every time you use document security, open the PDF file in Nitro Pro and select the security profile from a list. If you use certificate-based security and regularly send files to the same people, security profiles save you a lot of time.

To view your security profiles:

  1. On the Protect tab, in the Secure Document group, click Manage Profiles. The Security Profiles dialog appears.

  2. To view details of a profile in the Security profiles section, click on the profile

To add a new security profile:

  1. On the Protect tab, in the Secure Document group, click Manage Profiles. The Security Profiles dialog appears.

  2. Click New. The New Security Profile dialog appears.

  3. Enter a Name and Description for your profile

  4. In the Secure documents section, specify one of the following:

    • Using passwords: restrict user-rights to open and close PDF documents, or make changes

    • Using certificates: encrypt documents so they can be accessed only users you specify

  5. Click Next, and configure password security or certificate security settings. For more information, see Password security and Certificate security.

  6. Click Finish

To edit a security profile:

  1. On the Protect tab, in the Secure Document group, click Manage Profiles. The Security Profiles dialog appears.

  2. In the Security profiles section, select a profile, and click Edit

  3. Update the Name and Description for your profile

  4. In the Secure documents section, specify whether to use passwords or certificates

  5. Click Next

  6. Update any security settings

  7. Click Finish to save changes to your security profile

To delete a security profile:

  1. On the Protect tab, in the Secure Document group, click Manage Profiles. The Security Profiles dialog appears.

  2. In the Security profiles section, select a policy, click Delete, and confirm that you want to delete the security profile