Getting started with Zapier and PDF Blocks
How to setup Zapier to start using PDF Blocks.
To start using PDF Blocks, you need:
- A Zapier account. You can get one here.
- A PDF Blocks account. If you don’t have one, you can start a 14-day trial.
Your API key
You can get your API key in your dashboard.
This API key only gives the holder (for example your Power Automate account) access to the PDF Blocks service. Someone with the API key can’t access your documents or private input data because we don’t store your documents or data. Anyway, keep it safe and don’t post it in public.
If you want to reset your API key, contact support.
Step 1: Choose PDF Blocks
In your zap, add a new action. In the Action panel search for PDF Blocks, and click the PDF Blocks icon.
Step 2: Choose an action
In the Action Event field choose one of PDF Blocks actions. In the example shown below the action Add Password to PDF is chosen.
Step 3: Link your account
The next step is to link your PDF Blocks account to your Zapier account. You need to do this one time and the connection will be saved for future zaps. Click in the blue Sign in to PDF Blocks button.
A window will open asking for your PDF Blocks API key.
In API Endpoint use:
api.pdfblocks.comto use any available server.
eu.api.pdfblocks.comto use only European servers
- Or the hostname of your self-hosted PDF Blocks server.
Leave the default global API Endpoint to use any available server. If you want your documents processed exclusively in European servers, choose the European-only endpoint.
After you link your account, you are ready to use any of PDF Blocks’ actions for Zapier: