If you are a Flash user then you might have used SWF file format. SWF file format comes handy when we have to publish content which is animated or interactive (like a game or an online form) on our website, but these files can easily be downloaded from the website and one can easily edit the elements of the file by simply importing them into Flash. This tutorial will show you how you can protect your SWF files from being imported in Flash within few easy steps. So, let’s get started.
Here, I have a text animation that has to be exported as a SWF file and at the same time I have to make sure that no one except me can import or edit the elements of the SWF file.
Before exporting it as SWF we have to tweak some options under publish settings, so, go to File > Publish Setting… (Ctrl + Shift+ F12) and under Flash tab, search for Protect from import option. Turn it on to access the Password field down below and enter a password that you want for your file and click OK to close the Publish Setting… dialog.
Now, go to File > Export and click on Export Movie… (Alt + Ctrl + Shift + S) option to export your movie as swf.
Let’s create a new document and import our swf back in Flash. Go to File > Import to Stage. You can notice that before importing the SWF file on stage, Flash is asking for the password. If anyone wants to import and modify the swf file, it has to enter the password before proceeding further.
That’s how you can easily protect your SWF files from being imported. I hope you enjoyed this Short tutorial and learned something new from it. Thanks.