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From Ben Litchfield <>
Subject Re: decrypting a PDF to read the content
Date Mon, 12 Feb 2007 20:44:32 GMT
PDFBox comes with a version of BouncyCastle that will work.  It is  
likely that other versions will also work as well.

Is there a specific version that you have tried and didn't work?


Quoting Alixandre Santana <>:

> Hi All,
> I got this error when i tried to decrypt a pdf document encrypted by
> com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfEncryptor class, with a null password:
> "java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/bouncycastle/cms/CMSException"
> Does anyone know which version of Bouncy Castle is the right one to
> use with PDFBox API? i dont know anything about Bouncy Castle.
> I´m using the LucenePdfDocument Class, from the PDFBox API to decrypt
> the document, with a  null password.
> Thanks in advance.
> Alixandre
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