Can I add "Password Protection" to my forms?

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    aidacards
    Asked on April 07, 2015 at 02:00 PM

    I would like my users to enter a password BEFORE filling out my forms...

    Is this possible?

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    Charlie
    Answered on April 07, 2015 at 02:40 PM

    UPDATE (August 20, 2019): Password protection feature is available now. 

    Here is how it works:

    1. Open the Form Builder and find the Enable Password Protection option under the Settings tab. 

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    2. If you select this option, you should set a password for the form. If you don't set any password, the Enable Password Protection option will be unselected.

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    3. When you set a password for the form, a person who wants to open the form will see this page:

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    4. If the person enters the incorrect password, s/he cannot open the form and will see this warning:

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    5. If the person enters the correct password, s/he can open the form and submit it. However, if you (form owner) change the password after s/he opened the form, s/he cannot submit the form and will see this warning:

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    6. You can reset the password by clicking on the RESET PASSWORD button or unchecking the Enable Password Protection option.

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    Hi,

    We do not recommend that you use the word "Password" to your field, we have an anti-Phishing system and a manual checking that scans all our forms, when a form violates our "Terms of Use", see the section under "Phishing", our system autosuspends the account and disables all the forms.

    What you can do is rename it to a more appropriate field, let's say "Unique Access Code" or "Authorization Code", something that doesn't resemble any sensitive information. Here's a sample form that I made: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50965918005964.

    Here are the steps on how I made it:

    1. Add a plain text box. Setup Conditions by clicking the its icon.

    2. In the conditions wizard, choose "Show / Hide a form field", to learn more about Conditions you can check this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/57-Smart-Forms-Using-Conditional-Logic.

    3. This is the rule and action that I setup. If the "Enter Code" field is equal to "1234" then show all the form fields including the submit button. If this is not meant it automatically hides the said fields.

     

    I hope that helps.

    Kind regards.

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    nelly
    Answered on August 29, 2019 at 04:09 AM

    UPDATE: Password protection feature is available now. 

    Here is how it works:

    1. Open the Form Builder and find the Enable Password Protection option under the Settings tab. 

    15662961281.png

    2. If you select this option, you should set a password for the form. If you don't set any password, the Enable Password Protection option will be unselected.

    1566296147Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.4

    3. When you set a password for the form, a person who wants to open the form will see this page:

    1566296207Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.5

    4. If the person enters the incorrect password, s/he cannot open the form and will see this warning:

    1566296231Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.5

    5. If the person enters the correct password, s/he can open the form and submit it. However, if you (form owner) change the password after s/he opened the form, s/he cannot submit the form and will see this warning:

    1566296247Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 10.5

    6. You can reset the password by clicking on the RESET PASSWORD button or unchecking the Enable Password Protection option.

    1566296263Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 11.0