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    Is the password field encrypted? If yes with which technology? md5?

    Asked by ilias Ben on March 13, 2012 at 03:19 PM


    I was wondering if the password field in the created form was encrypted. If yes, with which technology? Is it md5?

    Also, is the forms exportable to an sql database?

    Thank you!

    Kind regards,


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    Answered by teedart on March 13, 2012 at 03:45 PM

    I know that I can see the answer to the password fields just by looking at the source code of my forms.

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    Answered by gori-mathew on March 13, 2012 at 04:54 PM


    Your request has been forwarded and our developers and will repond on it. Kindly keep intouch on this mail thread for updates.



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    Answered by liyam on March 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    The password field is just a regular password field.  These fields are not sent encrypted.  These fields are just sent the same manner as all the other elements on the form.

    To use the encryption on your form, you will need to use the form's SSL feature.  A Secured Socket Layer connection encrypts your web page's information.  You can use your form's SSL by following the steps on this user guide:


    Note that you should not add any value in your password field as this will show the information when just opening the source code.

    In regarding your other question; yes, this is possible.  You should enable the post data submission feature on your form so that your own Thank-you page will be able to receive the submitted data.  You can read on this guide on how to enable POST submission on your form to your Thank you page:


    Furthermore, You can read on this user guide to use this as an example on how to export submissions to your own SQL database (if in case you are using other than MySQL/PHP): http://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-Insert-or-update-form-submissions-to-your-MySQL-database-using-PHP