How to create a password protected form

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    micahp20
    Asked on May 10, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Hi,

    How do I create a password protected form, where people have to input a password in order to access it?


    Thank you,


    Micah

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    david
    Answered on May 10, 2019 at 01:29 PM

    UPDATE (August 20, 2019): Password protection feature is available now. 

    Here is how it works:

    1. Open the Form Builder and find the Enable Password Protection option under the Settings tab. 

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    2. If you select this option, you should set a password for the form. If you don't set any password, the Enable Password Protection option will be unselected.

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    3. When you set a password for the form, a person who wants to open the form will see this page:

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    4. If the person enters the incorrect password, s/he cannot open the form and will see this warning:

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    5. If the person enters the correct password, s/he can open the form and submit it. However, if you (form owner) change the password after s/he opened the form, s/he cannot submit the form and will see this warning:

    1566296247Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.5

    6. You can reset the password by clicking on the RESET PASSWORD button or unchecking the Enable Password Protection option.

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    If you want to add password/access code to access section/elements of your form. You can refer to this similar discussion thread for guide.

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/1370112-How-to-set-a-password-for-my-form

    But do take note that this method is not fully securing the form. Any person with understanding on how to read source code can figure out what is the password/access code of the form. 

    Also, take care not to use the word "Password" specifically.  Our system will flag it is as a phishing form and suspend the account.  Use something like "Code" "Access Code" or something of that nature for the field label.

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    micahp20
    Answered on May 10, 2019 at 02:25 PM

    I'm clicking on the link you provided, and it's telling me "unauthorized access" ???

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    david
    Answered on May 10, 2019 at 04:32 PM

    Apologies, it seems that question was set to private.  Here is the contents:

    There is not built in feature to create a password protected form. As a workaround, you can use the conditional rule to set a first page to request for password before viewing your forms.

    Here's how:

    1). Create a 2 page form. 1st page for your password protect form and 2nd page is for your actual form.

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    2). Create a condition that if password does not match your condition your form will be hidden.

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    Here's a sample form https://form.jotform.com/80315722101946. Feel free to clone it so you can see how it's done.

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    nelly
    Answered on August 20, 2019 at 08:32 AM

    UPDATE: Password protection feature is available now. 

    Here is how it works:

    1. Open the Form Builder and find the Enable Password Protection option under the Settings tab. 

    15662961281.png

    2. If you select this option, you should set a password for the form. If you don't set any password, the Enable Password Protection option will be unselected.

    1566296147Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.4

    3. When you set a password for the form, a person who wants to open the form will see this page:

    1566296207Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.5

    4. If the person enters the incorrect password, s/he cannot open the form and will see this warning:

    1566296231Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.5

    5. If the person enters the correct password, s/he can open the form and submit it. However, if you (form owner) change the password after s/he opened the form, s/he cannot submit the form and will see this warning:

    1566296247Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.5

    6. You can reset the password by clicking on the RESET PASSWORD button or unchecking the Enable Password Protection option.

    1566296263Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 11.0