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    How can I allow keep my form inaccessible from everyone except those who I allow to?

    Asked by ianggjames on February 26, 2017 at 09:17 AM
    Thank you – but I now cannot find out how to insert a password, other than by using a text box.

    I found a link in your FAQs - http://www.jotform.com/answers/21374-How-can-I-password-protect-a-form – but it’s a broken link; and simply returns me to my home page....

    Regards,

    Ian
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    Answered by Jim_R on February 26, 2017 at 09:46 AM

    Hi again Ian, the thread link isn't broken https://www.jotform.com/answers/21374 it's just set to Private that's why you're being redirected back to the Forums.

    If what you aim to do is only allow specific people who know a sort of password to view/access the form, you have a couple of options to choose from:

    1. Simplest way is just don't share the link with anyone. Only share it with those who you want to give access to.

    2. Only allow access to your form by those who have a special link to the form. This can be achieved using Conditions.

    Complete guide: Allow-Jotform-to-Be-Filled-out-Only-by-Those-with-a-Special-Link

    3. Use what you just mentioned - Add a sort of access code (or password) to your form. Remember, don't name/label it as a "password" or you'll get flagged by our antiphishing system again.

    Instead, name it as "access code", "secret", or you may even use your user's email address to work as the password (e.g. IF Email IS EQUAL TO email@domain.com THEN SHOW the entire form)

    Related guides:

    Smart-Forms-Using-Conditional-Logic

    How-to-Show-or-Hide-Fields-Base-on-User-s-Answer

    Hide-or-Show-Multiple-Fields-at-Once

    Show-or-Hide-multiple-fields-at-once-using-form-collapse-tool

    (NOTE: The images on some guides may still be using V3 so if you're confused you may always toggle back to V3/V4 anytime you see fit).