Enable the 'Copy Permissions' Feature

The 'PDF Converter for SharePoint Online' application was deprecated 1st January 2023 and will be decommissioned 1st October 2023.
Please migrate to Encodian Vertr prior to this date.

There are a few features within the PDF Converter application which require elevated privileges to operate. The PDF Converter application requires and requests 'Manage' rights to the current SharePoint web upon installation.

The following features require full control rights to the SharePoint web to operate:

  • The 'Copy Permissions' feature
  • Set the 'Created By' field to the value of the source document

Elevating privileges is performed by changing the rights assigned to the app identity utilised by the PDF Converter application. Please follow these steps to elevate the app identities rights: 

  • Navigate to the following page: https://{SharePointWebsite}/_layouts/15/AppInv.aspx
  • Enter this App ID '951d1513-0c5d-45c6-921b-73b56f46b96a', click 'Lookup'
  • Validate the following information is displayed:


  • Enter the following AppPermissionRequests XML snippet<AppPermissionRequests><AppPermissionRequest Scope="http://sharepoint/content/sitecollection/web" Right="FullControl"/></AppPermissionRequests>
  • Click 'Create'


  • Click 'Trust It'

This process grants the PDF Converter applications app identity 'Full Control' rights to the SharePoint web, which will enable the 'Copy Permissions' feature on the document conversion pages:


To reset the application permissions back to the original state, disabling the 'Copy Permissions' feature, please repeat the instructions using the following AppPermissionRequests XML snippet:

  • <AppPermissionRequests><AppPermissionRequest Scope="http://sharepoint/content/sitecollection/web" Right="Manage"/></AppPermissionRequests>
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