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    Password Protect Form

    Asked by HighAlpine on October 01, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Can I password protect a form so that only authorized users can submit the form?

     

    Thank you.

     

    R

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    Answered by yasinco on October 01, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Yes But,

     

    NOTE: This is a workaround, not a perfectly secure feature. Jotform currently does not have a built-in password protection feature for forms. The password used for this solution is visible in the form's source code.

    Use this solution at your own risk.

     

    Hi

    You may use the Conditions Wizard to show/hide certain fields or jump to other pages when certain conditions are met.

    For example, in your form, you may use conditions to advance the user to the next page when the password he/she enters matches the password that you have set in your conditions. In this screenshot below, I have implemented the opposite but equivalent condition, that is to not advance the user when the password is not correct.

     

    We'll keep the user stuck in Page 1 (where the password field is) until he/she enters the correct password.

    In order to not confuse the user, we simply add a Free Text tool saying something like "If you click Next and nothing happens, that means you entered an invalid password. Please try again."

    Also, to avoid empty submissions when the  user presses Enter in their keyboard after they typed in the password, we set other fields in Page 2 as required.

    I've taken the liberty and made a clone of your form and modified it to demonstrate a working example.

     

    Hope you find this helpful. Let us know if you have further questions.

     

    NOTE: ALL THE CREDIT FO THIS POST GOs TO JOTFORM NOT ME!

    POST LINK: https://www.jotform.com/answers/21374-How-can-I-password-protect-a-form

     

     

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    Answered by allanftd on October 01, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Hi R,

    You may find this thread helpful: http://www.jotform.com/answers/21374-How-can-I-password-protect-a-form but not all the time (please read the note in red text)

    Thanks,

    Allan