Quick Start (SOAP mode): Redacting a PDF document using the Java API

The following code example redacts a PDF document using PDFUtility .

Note: PDFUtility can redact only those PDFs which are marked for redaction using Acrobat.
 * This Java Quick Start uses the SOAP mode and contains the following JAR files 
 * in the class path: 
 * 1. adobe-pdfutility-client.jar 
 * 2. adobe-livecycle-client.jar 
 * 3. adobe-usermanager-client.jar 
 * 4. adobe-utilities.jar 
 * 5. jbossall-client.jar (use a different JAR file if AEM Forms is not deployed 
 * on JBoss) 
 *  These JAR files are located in the following path: 
 * <install directory>/Adobe/Adobe_Experience_Manager_forms/sdk/client-libs/common 
 * The adobe-utilities.jar file is located in the following path: 
 * <install directory>/Adobe/Adobe_Experience_Manager_forms/sdk/client-libs/jboss 
 * The jbossall-client.jar file is located in the following path: 
 * <install directory>/Adobe/Adobe_Experience_Manager_forms/jboss/bin/client 
 * If you want to invoke a remote AEM Forms instance and there is a 
 * firewall between the client application and AEM Forms, then it is 
 * recommended that you use the SOAP mode. When using the SOAP mode, 
 * you have to include additional JAR files located in the following 
 * path 
 * <install directory>/Adobe/Adobe_Experience_Manager_forms/sdk/client-libs/thirdparty 
 * For information about the SOAP 
 * mode and the additional JAR files that need to be included, 
 * see "Setting connection properties" in Programming 
 * with AEM Forms 
 * For complete details about the location of the AEM Forms JAR files, 
 * see "Including LiveCycle ES4 library files" in Programming 
 * with AEM Forms 
import java.util.*; 
import com.adobe.livecycle.pdfutility.client.*; 
import java.io.*; 
import com.adobe.idp.Document; 
import com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClientFactory; 
import com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClientFactoryProperties; 
public class RedactPDF 
    public static void main(String[] args) 
            //Set connection properties required to invoke AEM Forms 
            Properties connectionProps = new Properties(); 
            connectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_DEFAULT_SOAP_ENDPOINT, "http://[server]:[port]"); 
            connectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_SERVER_TYPE, "JBoss"); 
            connectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_CREDENTIAL_USERNAME, "administrator"); 
            connectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_CREDENTIAL_PASSWORD, "password"); 
            // Create a ServiceClientFactory object 
            ServiceClientFactory myFactory = ServiceClientFactory.createInstance(connectionProps); 
            // Create a PDF Utility client 
            PDFUtilityServiceClient pdfUt = new PDFUtilityServiceClient(myFactory); 
            // Specify a PDF document to Redact 
            FileInputStream fileInputStream = new FileInputStream("C:\\Adobe\\RedactMarked.pdf"); 
            Document inDoc = new Document(fileInputStream); 
            RedactionOptionSpec spec = new RedactionOptionSpec(); 
            // Convert the PDF document to redact 
            RedactionResult redRes = pdfUt.redact(inDoc,spec); 
            Document redactPDF = redRes.getDocument(); 
            //Save the returned Document object as an XDP file 
            File redactedFile = new File("C:\\Adobe\\Redacted.pdf"); 
        catch (Exception e) 

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