HIPAA: Is it possible to generate unique PDF password for every respondent?

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    jhadley999
    Asked on August 15, 2019 at 08:16 AM

    As I need to have HIPAA compliant pdf (attachment) as password protected, and therefore needing a unique password for each pdf (all the result of submission of a single form), how can that be managed automatically.  From what I see, the password for pdfs are form-specific and not person-specific.

    Jeff

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    jhadley999
    Answered on August 15, 2019 at 08:30 AM

    In other words, what is the point of having it password protected if same password for everyone.   Any person completing the form would have the single password and could theoretically access a different person's PDF who completed same form. 

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    Victoria_K
    Answered on August 15, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Hello Jeff,

    At the moment, password protection is provided form-specific. But, please note that users do not have access to download PDF files of other respondents, so this should be safe to set same password for all PDFs. I think this feature is used for HIPAA forms mostly to protect files on the way while being transferred via email from one user to another. 

    I will submit a feature request so our developers could consider adding dynamic password for PDFs, but I'm afraid we can not promise any time frame for this to be added.