How to Remove Signature From PDF using Python

This quick example guides on how to remove signature from PDF using Python. It encompasses the basic steps to delete signature from PDF using Python along with the runnable sample code exhibiting the feature. You will also learn to delete all the signatures from a PDF or remove a particular one based on its name.

Steps to Remove a Signature from a PDF using Python

  1. Configure the IDE to use Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET and remove signatures
  2. Instantiate an object of the PdfFileSignature class
  3. Bind the source PDF file with the PdfFileSignature object
  4. Access the list of all signature names using the get_sign_names() method
  5. Traverse through all the signatures and remove the desired signatures using the remove_signature() method
  6. Save the output PDF after removing the signatures

These steps deliberate the process to remove electronic signature from PDF using Python. First of all, the source PDF file is bound with a PdfFileSignature class instance that contains get_sign_names() method to access all the signatures and the remove_signature() method to remove an individual signature. In the final step, you can either save the resultant PDF file on the disk or to a memory stream as per your requirements.

Code to Remove Digital Signature from PDF using Python

This code exhibits how to delete signature from PDF using Python. The PdfFileSignature class instance is used for removing the signature, however, this class contains a lot of other related features as well like verifying if the source file is certified or not, confirming the LTV enabled flag, verifying if the file contains a signature or not, etc. to list a few. Note that while using the remove_signature() method, one can also set the flag to either remove the signature only or remove the signature and field together.

This topic has guided us to remove a signature from the PDF file. If you are interested in learning to protect a PDF file, refer to the article on how to protect PDF file with Password using Python.