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Merging PDFs with an unknown Owner Password

Is it possible to programatically merge PDFs that are protected with an unknown owner password that does not allow for extraction or assembly? Some other PDF manipulation libraries allow for unethical reading to get around this issue, but I am not finding anything similar in Apose.PDF.

I found this thread from here 2 years ago as well and am wondering if anything was added to get around the issue: Merging PDFs if one Secured

@kevchen

Thank you for contacting support.

We would like to share with you that a password protected PDF file can not be loaded without specifying the password. Thus, using Aspose.PDF API, a secured PDF file can not be manipulated in any way.