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  1. I humbly request that you do away with "you can't sign this document because it's already been signed"

    So i click on "remove restrictions on this document" and then it asks for a password. Me no HAVE a password, WHAT password? wtf are you talking about? WHERE do i find this golden password that i've never created? wtf am I paying for this for

    12 votes
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    Need Info  ·  2 comments  ·  Security & Digital signatures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Enhanced security breaks printing

    Several of our clients who use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC have complained of issues printing PDF's. After troubleshooting the issue we found the cause to be the Enhanced Security option located in Security (Enhanced) in the Preferences. If this option is enabled, disabling it allows our staff to print. We even came to a point where we had to enable it and then disable it to fix printing. This issue seems to have started several weeks ago.

    OS affected:
    Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 7 Pro

    6 votes
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    Need Info  ·  3 comments  ·  Security & Digital signatures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Modification Detection and Prevention Certificate Application Breaks PDFA/3-u Standard

    When applying a Modification Detection and Prevention certificate to a PDF/A-3u file Acrobat Pro DC adds DigestLocation, DigestMethod, and DigestValue entries to the signature references dictionary. That's not permitted by the PDF/A-3u standard. Thus it breaks conformance.

    Certifying PDFs in this way and complying with the PDF/A-3u standards both are part of our larger goal of long-term preservation.

    See also: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2566790
    and https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2560568

    5 votes
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  4. Password hint for Password protected PDF

    provide user to display
    message in password protected files, with password
    hint that can be given by the pdf creator - example to
    open password protected file, user provides hint - first
    4 charters of your name + year of birth
    so the user opening files know what combination has to
    be provided to open the file.

    it will save huge
    inconvenience as different credit card companies,
    bank's use varied combinations. it will save lot of hassle
    if these pdf will be provided with user configurable pop
    up box to as an option.

    5 votes
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  5. Allow for multiple change options to be selected in Password Security.

    Please break out all the current change options to allow more than one option be enabled under password protection. Really have a need to be able to have two of the four options (e.g., insert, delete, comment, fill and sign) available. What would be really nice is if we could select the Tools that are not available under password security and in any configuration. Your consideration would be so very appreciated!!!!

    5 votes
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  6. program stalls, won't close, and crashes repeatedly upon every use; already re-installed and have all current updates, protected view off

    program stalls, won't close, and crashes repeatedly upon every use; already re-installed and have all current updates, protected view off -- this started about a month ago after using the same system for 2 years

    4 votes
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  7. Support symmetric curve signature / PSS padding validation

    Currently the PDF signature routines of Acrobat fail when using certain certificates. As an SecSigner employee explains, this may be due to symmetric curve crypt algorithms or using PSS padding, cf. https://seccommerce.com/anforderungen-an-den-secsigner-im-rahmen-von-etsi/ (in German)

    E.g. current PDF files by amazon.de result in the following error (German Acrobat DC installation, no pending updates):

    Fehler bei Unterschriftsprüfung.

    Bei der Prüfung ist ein Fehler aufgetreten:

    Interner kryptografischer Bibliotheksfehler.
    Fehlercode: 0x2726

    4 votes
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  8. Disable the Sign In Prompt

    As it stands, after every 3 hours a sign in prompt appears asking if the user is still associated with the signed in account; our labs are public spaces, and we want to control the sign ins for our devices (keep them logged in to our Adobe Shared Device accounts), to stop any unwanted downloads, updates, or other factors that could clog machines, or prove to be security risks.

    Please could you implement a control setting that enables or disables sign in prompts, or remove the feature altogether, as it isn't necessary in most cases, and doesn't provide any extra…

    3 votes
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  9. Remove loopholes that make it easy to remove password protection from PDFs.

    Without using the password, a secured PDF can be rendered unsecured easily with Acrobat Professional. Click on the Tools tab, click Edit, then allow Acrobat to save a copy of the file. Password protection is removed in the new file. I would consider this a serious bug that needs to be addressed promptly.
    Thank you

    3 votes
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  10. Certum Digital Identification CA SHA2

    Adobe AATL contains the certificate of Certum Digital Identification CA SHA2 (Serial: 66 DA EF 03 DB 84 61 91 6B 25 BA 83 FB 17 4E 13)

    However, due to an error in the policy constraint of the CA certificate, all certificates issued by this certificate is not valid.

    The current Certificate policies contain: 1.2.616.1.113527.2.5.1.6.11
    However, all end entity certificates contain: (either) 1.2.616.1.113527.2.5.1.6.11 | 1.2.616.1.113527.2.5.1.6.12 1.2.616.1.113527.2.5.1.6.13 | 1.2.616.1.113527.2.5.1.6.14

    The three missed policy constraint created the error of
    "Invalid Policy Constraint"

    This error was initially reported by myself on May 24th, 2018 at Twitter direct message.

    3 votes
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  11. Chinese SM2 Digital Signature Algorithm

    Adobe Acrobat / Reader currently does not support Chinese SM2 Digital Signature Algorithm.
    Hope to support in the future.

    3 votes
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  12. How to CHANGE a permissions password that I never set in the 1st place

    I cannot edit PDF's because I need to enter a permission password to do so. However I never set one in the first place, only the one to sign in to my Adobe account.

    3 votes
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  13. Validation of signed PDFs against (all applicable national) law(s)

    In Switzerland, as in the EU and many other countries, appropriately digitally signed documents in PDF format are legally fully equivalent to paper-based original documents, signed in handwriting by (one or more) signatories in the presence of witnesses.

    STATUS QUO

    Country specific differences in national law applicable to establishing the legal adequacy of digitally signed documents with their paper-based equivalents require country specific validation of digitally signed documents against applicable sets of criteria.

    The following criteria need to be fulfilled, in order for a digitally signed PDF file to be considered VALID in the sense of LEGALLY COMPLIANT with the…

    3 votes
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  14. search password protected file

    sorry if this already here. i want to search a file secured with permissions password. and add highlights too...

    3 votes
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    Need Info  ·  cdas responded

    Dear user,

    Please launch the file in Acrobat /Reader. Press CTRL+D and check Security tab in Document properties.
    Please check the Document Restrictions Summary to see the list of actions permitted.
    Please could you share a screenshot of the same.

  15. Add an Employee's Title to a Digital ID Signature

    Add the ability to have an employee's title be added to their Digital ID when signing off/certifying a PDF

    2 votes
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  16. Extremely slow verification of digital signatures on MAC

    When Acrobat tries to verify digital signatures, it checks validity of all certificates included in the signed .pdf document. During this operation, it consults well-known Root CA authorities, locally trusted certificates, but also fetches all certificates from PKCS#11 Digital-ID token (if attached).

    Since PKCS#11 Digital-ID tokens might be very slow, fetching certificates from it multiple times during each signature verification takes excessive amounts of time. No caching seems to be used in Acrobat: if the .pdf document contains 6 certificates, all certificates from Digital-ID token are fetched 6 times and this process might take 2.5 minutes.

    This is a bug…

    2 votes
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  17. Protection from editing is overridden in other PDF editors

    The protection for editing does not work at all under mac Os and the popular PDF editor "PDF Expert". With preview the PDF`s cannot be edited, but with PDF-Expert it is possible without any password. A joke! Such "security" is completely useless.
    Acrobat DC latest. macOS 10.14.6

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  18. Serious Accessibility Bug Signature Form Accessibility

    "The lock document after signing" checkbox is not keyboard accessible.

    WCAG 2.0 and 2.1

    Success Criteria 2.1.1 Keyboard Accessibility

    To reproduce this problem open the test.pdf and select the signature field. Choose or create a digital signature and select Continue.
    Use the tab key to navigate the document.
    You will see that keyboard focus moves from the Create button (upper right) to "View Certificate Details" and "Lock document after signing" never receives Focus.

    "Lock document after signing" is not keyboard accessible.

    Tested on WIndows 7 and WIndows 10 with Acrobat DC Pro and Reader 2019.021.20061 and 2019.021.20058.

    This feature was…

    2 votes
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  19. Create Wizard to Remove Password Security on multiple files that have a single password

    I have thousands of PDFs that have been password protected with the same password. I need to remove that security to add metadata to these files. There is no way that I can see to create an Action Wizard to batch process these files in Acrobat DC. Huge problem.

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  20. Unable to compare Secured PDF's - please add this ability ASAP

    I have two secured PDF's. I need to compare the two documents in Adobe Acrobat but I am unable to. I get a message (attached).

    Can you please add the ability to compare secured PDF's?

    This is an important feature that SHOULD be available in your product.

    I am currently using Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017.

    Thank you

    2 votes
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