How do I password protect a submission?

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    Asked on August 19, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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    Answered on August 19, 2012 at 06:01 PM


    Unfortunately at this moment there is no way to password protect forms on JotForm. But this is something you could do by password protecting the area on your site where you form is embeded(Probably by using .htaccess)

    Here is an interesting article on how to use .htaccess to password protect files/directories
    but please remember this is outside Jotform's support.

    (About password protecting by using .htaccess) 



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    Answered on August 19, 2012 at 06:17 PM

    I think you are talking about password protecting a form, correct?  there are ways to do that.

    There are also ways to password protect submissions via URL parameters (data recieved from your form) in a Table reports. We also have a feature to set a password for grid listings or table reports.

    The first solution -password protecting a form-  involves the following

    - Create a form with the password field

    - Download its source code

    - Stablish conditionals  so only people who knows the password will access the form

    Please check this thread to see how to accomplish that.

    At any rate, and after checking your form, I would recommend you to remove such field or the form itself , because we do not allow password fields into a form due to our terms of use, otherwise, it will be disabled automatically by our Phishing detector system in no time

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    Answered on April 17, 2013 at 09:00 AM

    Hi Jeanette,


    I actually was planning on protecting my iframed form using .htaccess just like Sader describes. Is there any objection as to choosing this solution rather than the one you describe (creating a form with passoword fied)?




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    Answered on April 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM


    Since this thread was years ago, we'd appreciate if you could post your inquiry in a new thread. We can help you better this way.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

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    Answered on November 12, 2013 at 06:12 PM

    Hi - I simply want to password my form.  Meaning, someone comes to my site, they click on the link for the Photography Contract, I'd like them to enter a password BEFORE entering any of their information.  Basically, they need a code to unlock the form.  Is that possible?!

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    Answered on November 12, 2013 at 07:52 PM

    @ AlysonSword

    Hi, please create a separate thread with regards to your question.

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