Florida e-Filing: No Password Protected Documents

Information from 2014.02 What’s New for Filers, Version 2.0; dated 6/19/14

Password protected documents are no longer accepted through the ePortal. If a document is password protected, the user will receive an error.


There are two kinds of passwords one can associate with a PDF:

  • Owner Password
  • User Password

See http://www.simpopdf.com/resource/pdf-password-types.html for details. If a User Password is set, Portal will not be able to verify the type of file and will not allow user to upload the file. On the other hand an Owner Password will allow a portal to open and verify the type of file and add received stamp. You can tell if a pdf is secured or not by viewing Document Properties in Adobe Reader.

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