Can I secure a Form with a Password?

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    mystrategie
    Asked on February 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Hi,

     

    I would like to secure a Form with a Password.

    I mean, that people will need this Password to open the Form.


    THANK YOU !! 

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    pinoytech
    Answered on February 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    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 mystrategie,

    You may used may use the Conditions Wizard to show/hide certain feilds 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 condition. 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 the page 1(where the password feild 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.