password property

LoadOptions.password property

Gets or sets the password for opening an encrypted document. Can be None or empty string. Default is None.

def password(self) -> str:

def password(self, value: str):


You need to know the password to open an encrypted document. If the document is not encrypted, set this to None or empty string.


Shows how to sign encrypted document file.

# Create an X.509 certificate from a PKCS#12 store, which should contain a private key.
certificate_holder = aw.digitalsignatures.CertificateHolder.create(MY_DIR + 'morzal.pfx', 'aw')
# Create a comment, date, and decryption password which will be applied with our new digital signature.
sign_options = aw.digitalsignatures.SignOptions()
sign_options.comments = 'Comment'
sign_options.sign_time =
sign_options.decryption_password = 'docPassword'
# Set a local system filename for the unsigned input document, and an output filename for its new digitally signed copy.
input_file_name = MY_DIR + 'Encrypted.docx'
output_file_name = ARTIFACTS_DIR + 'DigitalSignatureUtil.decryption_password.docx'
aw.digitalsignatures.DigitalSignatureUtil.sign(input_file_name, output_file_name, certificate_holder, sign_options)

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