can I password protect my form?

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    Asked on November 24, 2014 at 01:46 PM

    Can I require someone to enter an username/password before they see the form at the . . .    URL?      

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    Answered on November 24, 2014 at 02:48 PM

    Hello. Thanks for posting your inquiry here on JotForm.

    Unfortunately, JotForm has no password protect feature yet.

    However, you may want to consider this alternative method:

    1. Create a textbox for the password or code

    2. Add a Form Collapse field after the code.

    Set the "Visibility" to "Hidden"
    Set the "Status" to "Open"

    3. Go to "Setup & Embed" and click "Conditions" to access the "Conditions Wizard"

    Choose "Shoe/Hide a form field" and click Next

    4. Use this condition. When the user types "Awx113!" as the code it will immediately show the Form-Collapse field along any field below it. Thus, simulates the hiding of all form items until the code is correct.

    Let us know if you have any further questions and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered on December 01, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Thank you, I will use your method.  Just to be sure I understand, I am correct that

    once a URL to a form is created, anyone can go to that URL and fill out and submit the form at the URL?  
    For example, an automated bot type of software could auto-fill the form with bogus data and submit the form hundreds of times.  Is that correct?  Is there some way to restrict who has access to my form, besides the password method you provided?
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    Answered on December 01, 2014 at 11:27 AM


    I have moved your other question to a separate thread. We'll answer it shortly.