Knowledgebase: Certifications
How to set a security on a Certificate
Posted by , Last modified by on 10 November 2015 10:47 PM

You can set a security on a PDF certificate, which will prevent students from altering the fields in it. Here is how you can do this.

To lock the PDF Certificate please don't make the form fields as Read Only. Instead:

1. Open the PDF Certificate in Adobe Acrobat. In Adobe Acrobat, you want to find the “protect document” tool then choose “Restrict Editing”.

2. You will get prompted for a password to assign to the document. Save or write this password down where you or your co-workers may find it later.

3. Next you’ll want to remove the ability for students to edit the form fields.

    a. Click on “More Options” then “Security Properties”. 

    b. Click on the “Security” tab, then the “Change Settings…” button.

  c. The properties window will then pop up. Select the down arrow for the “Changes Allowed” option and select “None”.

   d. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

4) Save the document for changes to take place.

5) Upload the document to the certification you would like it used for.


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