Allow password-protected hosting, and hosting from a non-Adobe server
These two features would go a LONG way to making Publish Online a viable format for professional publishing. I'm sure many clients would pay an extra fee (nothing outrageous) for a self-hosted solution, if that would be necessary for Adobe to commit resources to make this happen.
Thank you all for your feedback and votes on the feature request.
We are currently looking into this important feature request. As part of the evaluation, I would be reaching out to some of you to gather deeper insights.
Please help us by providing your valuable inputs and feedback.
Abhinav Kaushik (AK)
Product Manager, InDesign
Jeremy Paine commented
additional related thought... currently anything I publish with the Publish Online feature is tied strictly to MY Adobe ID. This makes it not a great solution for publishing anything mission critical for my company. If I leave the company, so does access to those published documents, unless I share my login credentials with other people, which is obviously a security no-no.
Jeremy Paine commented
I love the concept of publish online, and use it in a number of instances when I need something quickly accessible via a web browser. However, because I can't password protect or otherwise restrict access, I have to be cautious not to publish proprietary company information this way. If I could export to this format, but host the files on our company intranet with it's existing access control, that would open up a number of possibilities when publishing training material and other sensitive information.
Our government, academic, and corporate clients (and us too!) would love this...but the files can't be uploaded to someone's cloud server...not even Adobe's.
They'd be willing to pay for a self-hosted edition of Publish Online.
In fact, I'd bet that this feature would revolutionize the publishing world, just as Acrobat did 30 years ago.
Think about it, Adobe.
Su Mon commented
ADOBE IDDESIGN 2020 PASSWORD.
Password protect would really help issues we have - and combining it with a short link generation
Clients of ours also requested to publish online with password protection. Would be a greatly appreciated feature!
Is there a way to publish a book file? It seems I can only publish one file but not a compilation. Is this true?
Yes, and really need the password protect feature.
Very much needed.
John Taylor commented
This feature would be invaluable. Absolutely has to happen
Kevin Ricks commented
this feature would increase the value of this product hugely
I would like the password feature added to Publish Online. I have 2 clients that won’t use it unless they have password protection
Juliana Vidigal commented
@Abhinav Kaushik, Please I would like to know about this asap. My client doesn't want to use Adobe host.
@Abhinav Kaushik, Please speed up this feature and give us a date for this to be added. It would be extremely helpful.
Also please make a option to update an existing publish online link from any other adobe id/system/account.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Russ Williams commented
One of the first things many clients ask us is 'can we password protect it?' and 'is this secure?'.
That tells you that the unique link isn't a secure enough option on its own.
Please update this feature. It is desperately needed for interactive PDF's to ever really take off.
Steve Werner commented
Very good to hear that Adobe is considering that. It would be very useful!
Jean-Claude Tremblay commented
@Abhinav Kaushik that good to read. There is quit a few improvement possible for PublishOnline. Contact me if needed.
Hi... I see in InDesign 2021 there is the option to put a password on "share for review"... This surprised me a little as I have been wanting this feature on publish for a long time and it has not been created... When can we see this feature in InDesign Publish settings?
I also see a lot of comments below asking for updates since the last time someone from Adobe commented nearly 2 years ago... I really think it is time for an update
Would also be interested to know if there are any updates that address this issue.
Can you speed this up and give us a date for this feature to be added please.