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Unable to open password protected PDF files in Documents [released]

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asked 2014-04-29 13:54:55 +0200

thargor gravatar image

updated 2015-02-03 08:10:54 +0200

Hi All

I'm not able to open password protected pdf files. In my daily business I get from time to time password protected pdfs via email. It would be great if I'm able to open them on my mobile. Is there a way to open PW protected pdfs?

Cheers Thargor

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Damien Caliste
close date 2015-06-23 12:05:28.701636


I just encountered this issue today. Most of my transcation reports are password protected. Hope native support is provided soon.

anandrkris ( 2014-11-28 07:01:18 +0200 )edit


I thought someone will from community will be able to investigate and provide feature given that its open source.

anandrkris ( 2014-12-11 08:04:04 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-04-07 17:41:10 +0200

updated 2015-04-07 17:41:52 +0200

Hello, I've sumitted a patch to the office application for it to support encrypted PDF documents. Thanks to @VDVsx, it has been reviewd and accepted. It will be present in version 1.1.9 of the office application. I've tested it with PDF encrypted with 'pdftk' tool.

I would like to thank Jolla for having opened the sources of the office application. The code is well written and easily readable, so it was quite simple to wrap the unlock() function provided by poppler.

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Great, Thanks a lot for the effort. Then I think I can close the question.

thargor ( 2015-04-07 18:42:54 +0200 )edit

<3 FOSS community. Thanks a bunch Damine, a much desired functionality. Even yesterday I received an important pdf document with password and had to wait till I get home to open it. Waiting to get this update. :)

anandrkris ( 2015-04-08 06:07:06 +0200 )edit

I was looking at Poppler and noticed that it's a year-old version. I couldn't find the source package so that I could try and update it. Do you know where the source is and how could I obtain it? Thanks.

Direc ( 2019-04-07 13:18:09 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-08-07 14:45:45 +0200

ozzi gravatar image

Dear Thagor

The Android Adobe Reader App can do this, until somebody implements a feature into Sailfish or makes an App, thats your best way to do it.

Best Regards

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will this open the password protected pdf from the email attachment directly?

Ganpat ( 2015-03-08 16:42:52 +0200 )edit

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