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    Is it possible to set authorization to forms?

    Asked by Mashhura on November 04, 2016 at 06:10 AM
    s it possible to set authorization fo forms? For example, only those who are allowed to fill out will be able to access (not anyone who got access to the link) 

    If this is possible, could you please explain how it can be done. Thanks

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    Answered by Helen on November 04, 2016 at 09:28 AM


    Thanks for contacting us.

    We do not any built to set authorization to forms. But you can add password  protection to your form. WE do not built to add password, too. But you  can take advantage of our "Conditions" feature to show / hide form fields based on the input of any text box. Follow these  steps:

    1. Add a "Form Collapse" field at the start and end of your form. 

    Set the "Visibility" of the form collapse as "Hidden" and the "Status" as "Open".


    2. Before the "Show Form" collapse, add a "Text Box" field where user can input the password. Please be noted that you should not use "Password" label in your form. You can use any other text like "Code", "Key" etc. We have automated anti-phishing system which scans all forms and mark them with probability of being used for phishing activities.

    3. Click the "Conditions" button at the top of the page. And select "Show/Hide Field".

    4. Set the conditions as you can see this screenshot :

    Everything works properly, as you can see:

    You must give this key to user to whom you want to fill your form.


    Please  look at the following demo form : https://form.jotform.com/63082158330955

     Feel free to clone this form. This guide should help you:  https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL 


    If you have any question, feel free contact us.