Protect your PDF Files on your web site

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Hello Foux of the yola comunity
I got a proplem. How can I puplish PDF Files on my web page so that no one else will be able to download them. Kind of copyright protection.

The visitor of my web page will just be able to view the PDF File on his screen but will be not able to download it or copy it in any kind of way.

Whats the medicin to go there?
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Hello Baenninger,

I did a search in Google for "protect pdfs from website download" and there are some products out there that will help you to do this. If you do a search like that, you will be able to go through some different sites to see if one of these products will work for you.

Please feel free to let us know what it takes to implement something like this (such as if there is specific code) and we can let you know if it is possible or not.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Thanks Emmy for your replay.

What I m looking for is not an encripting and cripting programm to protect my PDFs by a password, I want that everybody is able to view my PDFs but isnt able to download it to his harddisk.

If encribt and cribt you need to give all the users which are interested in your PDF the password to open the File thats defently not what I m looking for.

I think the question I was asking for has someting to do with the website itself, not with the PDF document.

Kind Regards
Matthias
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KanThaiDecor

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You will never get around either screen shot type programs or someone using a camera...It would take time but it would give enough information to re create.
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Baenninger

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We will may find a solution with PHP programming and htaccess.

Here the link who leades you to the web page in which this problem is discused. Its all written in german.

http://php-faq.de/q-datei-download.html

We should sent this problem to the Webmasters of Yolasite, so they may program a toll who protects our PDFs and in general all Files even Fotopictures from downloading it other people.

Screenshots, I m not realy care about that. Just wastes a lot of time especialy when the PDF File contains over a 1000pages.

Kind Regards

Matthias
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Hello Baenniger and Matthias,
It is not possible to upload .php files into the Site Builder or to access the htaccess file.

The way the File Widget works is that the person clicks on it and the document opens on their computer if they have the program the file is done in. So, it is all ready getting downloaded to their computer.

I can understand how you would like to have this protection for your documents, I'm sorry we don't have a better solution for something like this right now.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Baenninger

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Dear Emmy

Is that also the case when I apply for a profesional web page with my credit card?

Kind Regards

Baenninger or Matthias not and
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Kershnee

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Yes, this is still the case even if you purchase a custom domain. It is not possible to upload .php files into the Site Builder or to access the htaccess file.
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how to protect my webpage witout some one copy
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