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    How can I add password protection to my form?

    Asked by theenglishhouse on August 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM
    password protection
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on August 18, 2014 at 03:49 AM

    Hello theenglishhouse,

    Please be noted that we do NOT have any built in feature to password protect any form but it is still possible to achieve your requirement. You can take advantage of our "Conditions" feature to show / hide form fields based on the input of any text box. Here are the steps your should follow:

    1. Add a "Form Collapse" field at the start and end of your form. You can set the "Visibility" of the form collapse as "Hidden" and the "Status" as "Open". Please check the screenshot below:

    2. Before the first form collapse, add a "Text Box" field where user can input the password. Please be noted that you should not use "Password" label in your form. You can use any other text like "Code", "key", "authorization". We have automated anti-phishing system which scans all forms and mark them with probability of being used for phishing activities.

    3. You can add condition in your form to check the input text of the text box. If the password matches, you can show the entire form collapse field which will in turn display all the form fields. Please check the screenshot below:

    Please take a look at the following demo form :  http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42291563960963? Feel free to clone this form for a closer look. The following guide should help you in form cloning:  https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL 

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by theenglishhouse on August 26, 2014 at 09:21 PM

    Hi there.

    Actually I already have a form with password protection. The problem is I need to edit the password and I cannot remember where I actually set up the password on the form to begin with, therefore I cannot edit it.

    Please check here...      http://jalts.weebly.com/elementary.html

    Once you have accessed the page using the link above, please click on any of the download buttons and you will be taken to a page saying 'restricted access' where you need to enter a password.

    This is part of my jotform, so it must be possible to achieve this.

    Thank you kindly!

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    Answered by ashwin_d on August 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Hello theenglishhouse,

    I did check your web page and you have actually embedded grid report there and not your form. These grid report is password protected and to be able to change the password, you will have to edit the report. Please check the screenshot below on how to edit your report:

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by theenglishhouse on August 27, 2014 at 03:08 AM

    Hey, thanks for your help. That is exactly what I was after.

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    Answered by yantiang on July 27, 2015 at 05:01 AM

    I also use the condition method,  to hide or reveal the submit button - but you should point out to Jotform users that the 'password' can easily be seen by anyone who clicks on 'view source' or 'view element' in their browser. In my case, the people using it would not know that, but Jotform users should be warned that this does not provide any real security.

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    Answered by Chriistian on July 27, 2015 at 06:35 AM

    Hi yantiang,

     

    You are correct. Thanks for sharing those information. Since we do not have a feature that will allow user to set a password in their form we recommend the suggested workaround. 

     

    Regards.