Turn off PDF encryption setting UI

This policy setting allows you to turn off the PDF encryption setting UI.

If you enable this policy setting, the PDF encryption UI is hidden. If your organization has a higher requirement on encryption than what is supported, the recommendation is to enable this policy setting.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the PDF encryption UI is shown, and users may choose to encrypt the PDF file or not.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\fixedformat
Value Nameenableencryption
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1


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