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Joomla Extension for CopySafe PDF Protection

Insert CopySafe PDF into Joomla using "shortcode".

This extension enables the insertion of encrypted PDF documents created by CopySafe PDF into Joomla posts and pages with shortcode. The resulting embedded document object is supported in popular web browsers across all Windows computers starting from XP (92% of net users) up to the current version.
Joomla extension for copy protection
  • Copy protect eBooks and PDF documents displayed online
  • Safe from Print Screen and all screen capture software
  • Encrypted documents cannot be retrieved from browser cache
  • Domain-locked documents cannot be displayed elsewhere
  • Encrypted documents stored on the server are safe from webmasters
  • Encrypted documents cannot be saved or scraped
CopySafe PDF documents can be easily added to any pages or posts created by Joomla.

How the Joomla CopySafe PDF Extension Works

When editing a page or post, you may insert the short code by clicking on the [PDF] icon above the HTML editor toolbar where the cursor was last placed in the text area. After uploading or selecting an existing PDF class file (from a previous upload), you can then nominate the security settings to use for the page or post. Different pages can use different security and display settings:

 Width  Width in pixels of the PDF viewing area
 Height   Height in pixels of the PDF viewing area
 Print Count   Enable printing and/or limit number of prints 
 Print Anywhere   Restrict printing to virtual printers or hard-wired printers 
 Allow Capture  Enable protection from Print Screen and screen capture
 Allow Remote  Prevent computers using remote or virtual connection from access
 Language   Set the language used in toolbar and reader messages
 Background   Set color to use in the unused area of viewer window 

Default Settings for This Joomla Extension

Default settings can be applied to all CopySafe PDF pages and posts. Most useful for corporate networks and others who need to limit access to certain types of web browsers, the default settings page allows you to nominate which ones you want to allow. Any browsers not qualifying will be redirected. You can also select from 3 modes, which can be changed at any time:
 Demo Mode  Allows use of the extension without requiring a CopySafe PDF license
 Licensed  For users with the CopySafe PDF software for encrypting images
 Debug Mode  Displays the HTML for object tag instead of displaying the image

CopySafe PDF Licensing

The CopySafe PDF Protector enables the encryption of PDF documents for distribution by email, download and disk with copy protection options and the ability to assign DRM control. It can also convert protected PDF for display online, from a web page, using the web browser extension included with the CopySafe PDF Reader. Such documents encrypted for online use do not need to be domain locked. However, domain locking is most recommended to prevent their display on other websites.

Every CopySafe PDF Protector license provides for unlimited use and includes free DRM hosting to manage subscribers. But it does not include licensing for online display using Domain Lock. If the Protector is unlicensed documents distributed for local viewing will include a watermark and documents displayed online with a Domain Lock will not be secure. ArtistScope oversees the use of domain lock in CopySafe PDF by requiring the registration of each separate site (fee applies).

Otherwise, the free trial version of CopySafe PDF Protector can be downloaded for evaluation to create encrypted PDF documents to upload for testing with this Joomla extension.

CopySafe PDF Version Detection & Extension Installation

When CopySafe PDF is used on a web page, if a visitor does not have the reader extension installed, they are redirected for download and install instructions. This Joomla extension includes everything needed for this task including download and error pages. 

Download For Joomla CopySafe PDF

The download file below includes which Joomla can install automatically.

Joomla extension for copy protection
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Install Instructions For Joomla 3.0 and 2.5

  1. Download the extension to your local machine as a zip file package.
  2. From your Joomla site (administration) select Extensions -> Extension Manager.
  3. Click the Browse button and select the extension package on your local machine.
  4. Click the Upload File & Install button. It will say that "Installing package was successful."
  5. From the Extension Manager Page, click Manage on the left sidebar, then in the Search Field, Input "PDF" to find all of the CopySafe PDF extensions.
  6. Enable All the CopySafe PDF extensions.
How to enable the protect PDF extensions

CopySafe PDF Extension Modes

There are 3 mode settings to choose from in the extension's default settings:
  • Demo : This option will place add a placeholder image at the designated location.
  • Licensed : To use protected PDF that were created by the CopySafe PDF software.
  • Debug : Use this option to check the code that is added in place of the image.

Using the CopySafe PDF Joomla Extension

1. On the edit article, click on the [PDF] CopySafe PDF Button at the bottom of the Editor, this will open a popup window.
2. On this popup window, you can upload and embed CopySafe PDF protected PDF in your current article. When inserting a protected image object, the necessary short code is automatically inserted into the post editor.
3. You can upload new image class documents or select from a list of already uploaded class files. After selecting an image class file you can then set the security options to apply to the page such as:
  • Enable or disable protection from Printscreen and screen capture
  • Enable or disable the option viewing by computers using remote or virtual connections
  • Enable or disable use of browser menus
  • Enable or disable use of the keyboard
Note that you can only upload protected PDF that have a [.class] file extension.

You can create encrypted document files from the demo version of CopySafe PDF Protector (click to download). Until you have CopySafe PDF software and a protected PDF you can use the protected documents provided here. When prompted to upload or select your first document, you can use those to get started.

NOTE: Displaying protected PDF online without Domain Lock is not secure and only recommended for test purposes because unlocked documents can be saved from the web page and uploaded to any other website where the parameters can be set to allow printing and screen capture. Using Domain Lock will prevent this exploit so you must use it in your real environment at all times.

Managing Images Used With the Joomla CopySafe PDF Extension

Protected PDF can be set to display in a predefined area that you can nominate in your page settings.

Upload protected PDF from the Joomla editor

CopySafe PDF images can be added at the last position of the cursor by clicking the [PDF] button.

Set protection options per page

Once the image is selected, you can then nominate settings to apply to this particular page or post. The above default settings are applied to all CopySafe PDF pages and posts.

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