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    How to have a secure HTTPS Edit Link in the notifications of the form submissions

    Asked by convenus on August 07, 2012 at 07:11 AM

    Hi - this is a great feature for notifications to allow a colleague who receives them to edit the submissions. Could you kindly confirm the generic URL to use for secure HTTPS forms.





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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mliz on August 07, 2012 at 09:01 AM

    Hi Covenus,

    Once you create a form the url will be assigned, there is no such generic url since the form will only work on the domain which was assigned to it. To make it secure you can simply use 'https' in the url address. To get the domain url which is assigned to the form please do the following:

    Go to Setup & Embed > Embed Form
    Choose Source then select the "Secure Form" check box

    For more information on SSL feature you may want to visit the following article from our user guide:


    If you have any questions feel free to ask.


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    Answered by yourstay on August 07, 2012 at 09:40 AM

    thanks for your quick reply. The thing I am most interested in relates to the following screen shot (using a clickable edit link) - what https code do I use for a secure form to show the clickable edit link.





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    Answered by jonathan on August 07, 2012 at 01:09 PM

    Hi Simon,

    To do the https version, you simply get first the https URL of the form using the method stated by Mliz.

    Example, I created a sample form. The URL https://secure.jotform.com/form/22194774569467 is in https.

    You can test this form, and you can check the submission notification here

    The notification message should look like this.

    As you can see, the edit link is also using the https://secure.jotform.com... protocol.

    Hope this answers your question. Please inform us if you have further inquiry.


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    Answered by yourstay on August 08, 2012 at 04:38 AM

    Perfect - thanks for the quick reply - much appreciated!


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    Answered by yourstay on August 08, 2012 at 05:24 AM

    Hi - Just one further comment as i have just followed your instructions successfully.

    Whilst you can put the actual link https://... showing in the Notification - you can also of course just hyperlink to a word such as OFFICE using the process you kindly outlined. This will open the original submission but will not show the code to do it - maybe help to prevent unauthorised editing??

    Thought this might be interesting to anyone looking for this solution.

    Thanks again for a freat product and great support!