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    How can I create a form and password protect it?

    Asked by Mike  on November 20, 2014 at 03:06 PM

    I have sales staff of three people out in the field taking daily orders and they have connected IPADS so I plan on creating a form that they can use to input account and payment data.  My question is how do I go about actually hosting it or getting it online so that they can access it and input data with each order.  Also am I able to password protect the form so that each sale person can have a separate login?

    Will I have to pay for additional web hosting as well or is there a way around that?  I don't necessarily care what URL they go to access the form, it can be generic.  

    I hope that these questions make sense, i'm a rookie. - Mike 

    password protect protect hosting and form
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    Answered by raul on November 20, 2014 at 04:00 PM

    All forms you create using JotForm are online and can be accessed anywhere using the URL that is generated for each form.

    I suggest that you create a free account to test our system and see how it works and also read this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/2-How-to-Create-Your-First-Web-Form

    Also am I able to password protect the form so that each sale person can have a separate login?

    In this scenario you would have to use a web hosting service as all our forms are public and can be accessed by anyone. Also, you'll probably need to use the full source code to your form to assure that nobody can access your form without authorization.

    Since you're mentioning that you're a rookie, you might need to consider hiring a web developer because you need to use a web programming language such as PHP or ASP.NET to handle validations (users and passwords for your sales team) and putting all together with your JotForm.

    Let us know if you have further questions.
    Thanks.