Is it possible to add a password to forms?

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    Asked on February 02, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    I want to post a form to my site and have to require people to enter a password in order to submit the form.  The password would be static and the same for everyone that types it in.  Just wanted to be able to send out an email with the link to the form and the password.  Then they would fill out the form and use the password.  I know that it would be simple for people to them share that information, but it will cut down on the numbers of having to check through list to make sure that they are real and correct submissions.

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    Answered on February 02, 2011 at 09:11 PM

    Since you would be using a system with the same password for everyone, it is indeed possible, as illustrated here on my example form where the password is 12345 and the submit button will remain hidden until those characters are typed. Is that the sort of thing you wanted?

    If so, here's how it was done: In your form builder, go to the form in which you want to add the password and from the Power Tools menu on the left, drag the Password Box into the form and edit the text of the label to "Password" or whatever you wish it to state. On the Setup & Share tab, click the Conditions button in the toolbar above the form > Show / Hide a form field and follow the links to screenshots below:

    Step 1

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    Final steps

    Condition summary

    Of course, as you already know, this is not a very secure setup. Other than the password being shared, all one needs to do is view the source of the page for the password!

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    Answered on February 03, 2011 at 04:18 AM

    Garrett, I got the  submission you made via my example form above just fine. Here's the screenshot of how it appeared in my Gmail account. (I blurred your last name in case you didn't want it publicized.)

    As you can see, it worked just fine. So, go ahead and follow the steps I've provided above and create your own password enhanced form!



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    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 02:30 AM

    The password shows in the source of the form. 

    right click - open source - search for value and you find the password 12345. How can you hide it??


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    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 03:34 AM

    Hi themelbournemag,

    Your question has already been answered from the previous post you've created. Please refer to this thread 

    Thank you.


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