How to remove PDF document protection for PDF password and security in Python using Web API 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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import os import requests # pip install requests # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at API_KEY = "********************************" # Base URL for Web API requests BASE_URL = "" # Direct URL of source PDF file. SourceFileURL = "" # 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 def main(args = None): unprotectPDF(SourceFileURL, DestinationFile) def unprotectPDF(uploadedFileUrl, destinationFile): """Remove password from PDF using Web API""" # Prepare requests params as JSON # See documentation: parameters = {"name": os.path.basename(destinationFile), "url": uploadedFileUrl, "password": PDFFilePassword, "async": Async} # Serializing json import json json_object = json.dumps(parameters, indent=4) # Prepare URL for 'PDF Security' API request url = "{}/pdf/security/remove".format(BASE_URL) # Execute request and get response as JSON response =, data=json_object, headers={"x-api-key": API_KEY}) if (response.status_code == 200): jsonResp = response.json() if jsonResp["error"] == False: # Get URL of result file resultFileUrl = jsonResp["url"] # Download result file r = requests.get(resultFileUrl, stream=True) if (r.status_code == 200): with open(destinationFile, 'wb') as file: for chunk in r: file.write(chunk) print(f"Result file saved as \"{destinationFile}\" file.") else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") else: # Show service reported error print(jsonResp["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") if __name__ == '__main__': main()



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