How to cover input data with asterisks?

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    rwaldenjr
    Asked on November 03, 2017 at 03:02 PM

    JotForm used the term "mask" to mean the formatting of data typed in a field. What's the term you use for hiding or covering up that data with asterisks so its not visible to prying eyes (e.g., a registration/access code, or a credit card number)?

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    Marvih
    Answered on November 03, 2017 at 03:34 PM

    Please take note that collecting personal information might get your account suspended. 

    Can you tell us how your form works ? we might be able to give you an advice or workaround to prevent violating Jotforms terms of use.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/8-Terms-of-Use

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on November 04, 2017 at 03:49 PM

    Marvih -

    I guess it depends on what JotForm defines as "Collecting Sensitive Information" (as defined in the Terms & Conditions). I'm not collecting SS numbers or credit card info. But, I'm collecting phone numbers, email addresses and street addresses. I'm also planning to implement an access code work-around for membership passwords (which violate the Terms & Conditions), as suggested by your staff. And, I don't want them to be visible in the clear when entered in the "Access Code" field.

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    Jim_R
    Answered on November 04, 2017 at 04:31 PM

    What's the term you use for hiding or covering up that data with asterisks so its not visible to prying eyes (e.g., a registration/access code, or a credit card number)?

    This is commonly referred to as obfuscation. You can achieve this with an input field using CSS. Below is a complete guide that covers this topic in great detail.

    Complete guide: How-to-Mask-Input-Text-in-Textbox-Field

    Example: https://www.jotform.com/60957413785971

    You can do this without violating our Terms of Use for as long as its used in conjunction with non-sensitive personal information like the ones you mentioned (phone numbers, email addresses and street addresses, or an access code workaround to reveal parts of your forms that are conditionally hidden).

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on November 04, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    That's exactly what I needed to know. Thanks Jim!

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on November 04, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    P.S.

    No reason for this to have been made Private. Please make it Public again for other members to use.

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    Kevin_G
    Answered on November 04, 2017 at 11:31 PM

    I'm glad to know my colleague's reply helped. 

    I have also marked this thread as public as  per your request. 

    If you need further assistance, let us know.