Being able to control and limit access to confidential documents is an essential PDF capability. Until recently the standard practices was to use password protection to allow or deny access to your document or limit functionality. This is a cumbersome document by document process that requires applying and remembering different passwords for every document. Subsequently, it’s rarely used because if you forget the password, your document is gone forever.
Now there is a simple, automatic and networked controlled way provided by Microsoft Active Directory services, the same technology used to secure your PC and business network with your identity password.