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    Form Password field

    Asked by excalibur101 on October 29, 2014 at 03:49 PM

    My form has visible information to the 1st person in receipt order, which is then opened by a second person. In order for the second person to enter their comments they have to enter their password. The form is then sent to ANOTHER person, who enters THEIR password and adds their comments. This process goes through four levels of passwords, then the final report goes back to the original person for review. (this is an employee evaluation form)

    I have seen comments related to PASSWORD fields under POWER TOOLS, but I cannot find either on my forms edit sections.

    I did the workaround described, but the problem is that once a password is entered and the form is forwarded, each subsequent person can see the password of the previous person sending the form.

    Is there a way of handling the field so that when someone enters the password, the only thing visible are the black circles instead of the actual input data?

    Thank you.

    My Forms sections workaround password field masked input
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on October 29, 2014 at 06:16 PM

    Hi,

    The password field is actually no longer available in the form builder for a long time already. It was removed due to security reasons. It was being exploited for illegal used before like phishing forms.

    Check this article also http://www.jotform.com/help/254-Where-have-the-Power-Tools-gone

    I would like to inform you that our form does not have any method of using encrypted or masked 'password' input/field at this time because the input are just plain text. So anyone with enough knowledge on web forms will be able to crack whatever password you used on the form itself.

    Please take note that I am only referring to the element on the form.

    The forms submissions/data are secured as they are located in our end-server.

    Is there a way of handling the field so that when someone enters the password, the only thing visible are the black circles instead of the actual input data?

    You will need to use the form's source code to be able to achieve this. As you will need to add your own custom script to the form that will replaced input text into something else like masked input of asteriks or black circles as you described them.

    Hope this help. Please tell us if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.