How to remove PDF document protection for PDF password and security in PowerShell with PDF.co Web API

PDF.co Web API is the Rest API that provides set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of pdf files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

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RemovePDFDocumentProtection.ps1

      
# The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $API_KEY = "********************************" # Direct URL of source PDF file. $SourceFileURL = "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-security/ProtectedPDFFile.pdf" # Destination PDF file name $DestinationFile = ".\unprotected.pdf" # The owner/user password to open file and to remove security features $PDFFilePassword = "admin@123" # Runs processing asynchronously. # Returns Use JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the processing (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). $async = $False # Prepare URL for `PDF Security` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/security/remove" # Prepare request body (will be auto-converted to JSON by Invoke-RestMethod) # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co $body = @{ "name" = $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf) "url" = $SourceFileURL "password" = $PDFFilePassword "async" = $async } | ConvertTo-Json try { # Execute request $response = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "Content-Type" = "application/json" } -Body $body -Uri $query $jsonResponse = $response.Content | ConvertFrom-Json if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL of generated PDF file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url; # Download PDF file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated PDF file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

run.bat

      
@echo off powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\RemovePDFDocumentProtection.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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