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membership page restrictions- can I use my form to generate login credentials?Asked by milbra on March 13, 2014 at 03:12 PM
We would like to keep certain pages restricted to members only. I know you don't allow JotForm to be used for logins. Would there be a problem, from your point of view, if we generate a username and password from a JotForm? We would then use our CMS to restrict access accordingly.
Strictly speaking - yes.
I do not disagree that you intention is reasonable, but that would open a door for hackers and phishers to prey on innocent form users - say - should your form be cloned and purported for the 'same purpose.'
But like I said - its not encouraged to use Jotform for any login purposes -
You would have to notify us to examine the form though - our automated system will flag the form as a security risk.
Let us know if this helps
I haven't created the code for our form yet - wanted to see if it was worth the time if JotForm would't allow. It would be very similar to this form already created. The info would be inserted into a MySQL database along with a random generated password. Username and password would be emailed for later use on membership pages.
As my colleague have already explained, the safest option for you will be to just ask for Name, email address and/or username in your form and then add some custom script to auto generate random password. This password can be sent in an email to the users.
We will not suggest you to add password field in your form. We have automated anti-phishing system which scans all forms and mark them with probability of being used for phishing activities. The combination of "Username/password" or "Email address / password" fields in your form will trigger our anti-phishing system immediately.