Encrypting / Decrypting PDFs

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These examples were written in answer to questions such as:

Files: 
/*
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27867868/how-can-i-decrypt-a-pdf-document-with-the-owner-password
 */
package sandbox.security;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfStamper;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
 
public class EncryptPdf {
 
    public static final String SRC = "resources/pdfs/hello.pdf";
    public static final String DEST = "results/security/hello_encrypted.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new EncryptPdf().manipulatePdf(SRC, DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String src, String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(src);
        PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        stamper.setEncryption("Hello".getBytes(), "World".getBytes(),
            PdfWriter.ALLOW_PRINTING, PdfWriter.ENCRYPTION_AES_128 | PdfWriter.DO_NOT_ENCRYPT_METADATA);
        stamper.close();
        reader.close();
    }
}
/*
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27867868/how-can-i-decrypt-a-pdf-document-with-the-owner-password
 */
package sandbox.security;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfStamper;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
 
public class DecryptPdf {
 
    public static final String SRC = "resources/pdfs/hello_encrypted.pdf";
    public static final String DEST = "results/security/hello.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new DecryptPdf().manipulatePdf(SRC, DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String src, String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(src, "World".getBytes());
        System.out.println(new String(reader.computeUserPassword()));
        PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        stamper.close();
        reader.close();
    }
}
/*
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27867868/how-can-i-decrypt-a-pdf-document-with-the-owner-password
 */
package sandbox.security;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfStamper;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
 
public class EncryptPdfWithoutUserPassword {
 
    public static final String SRC = "resources/pdfs/hello.pdf";
    public static final String DEST = "results/security/hello_encrypted2.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new EncryptPdfWithoutUserPassword().manipulatePdf(SRC, DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String src, String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(src);
        PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        stamper.setEncryption(null, "World".getBytes(),
            PdfWriter.ALLOW_PRINTING, PdfWriter.ENCRYPTION_AES_128 | PdfWriter.DO_NOT_ENCRYPT_METADATA);
        stamper.close();
        reader.close();
    }
}
/*
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27867868/how-can-i-decrypt-a-pdf-document-with-the-owner-password
 */
package sandbox.security;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfStamper;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
 
public class DecryptPdf2 {
 
    public static final String SRC = "resources/pdfs/hello_encrypted2.pdf";
    public static final String DEST = "results/security/hello2.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new DecryptPdf2().manipulatePdf(SRC, DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String src, String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        PdfReader.unethicalreading = true;
        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(src);
        PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        stamper.close();
        reader.close();
    }
}
/*
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27867868/how-can-i-decrypt-a-pdf-document-with-the-owner-password
 */
package sandbox.security;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfStamper;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
 
public class DecryptPdf3 {
 
    class MyReader extends PdfReader {
        public MyReader(String filename) throws IOException {
            super(filename);
        }
        public void decryptOnPurpose() {
            encrypted = false;
        }
    }
 
    public static final String SRC = "resources/pdfs/hello_encrypted2.pdf";
    public static final String DEST = "results/security/hello3.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new DecryptPdf3().manipulatePdf(SRC, DEST);
    }
 
    public void manipulatePdf(String src, String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        MyReader.unethicalreading = true;
        MyReader reader = new MyReader(src);
        reader.decryptOnPurpose();
        PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        stamper.close();
        reader.close();
    }
}
Resources: 
File nameRaw URLUpdated
hello.pdfhello.pdf2015-10-11 3:52 pm
hello_encrypted.pdfhello_encrypted.pdf2015-11-06 10:33 am
hello_encrypted2.pdfhello_encrypted2.pdf2015-11-06 10:33 am