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2095478 - How to lock signature security for report exported to PDF


Crystal Report exported to PDF allows to add signature to the document in Adobe reader. Is it possible to lock the functionality?


  • Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open any report in Crystal Reports Designer
  2. Export the report to .pdf format
  3. Open the .pdf document in Adobe Reader
  4. Click Sign > Place Signature
  5. Save the document


There is no control over the PDF document Security from Crystal Reports application


Use Adobe tools to control security.

See the following link:


block signing pdf   , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , How To


Crystal Reports 2008 V0 ; Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011, feature pack 03 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013