Announcing password-protected forms

Do unwanted form submissions ever clutter up your inbox?

If so, we’ve got great news for you.

We’re excited to announce JotForm’s new password protection feature, which allows you to control who fills out your form.

Maybe you’re running an online contest and don’t want entries from all over the web. Or maybe you’re using JotForm to collect electronic signatures and want to make sure the person signing the form is exactly who they say they are. In any case, adding a password to your form ensures that you get responses from the right people.

Password protection is great for

  • Reducing unwanted submissions
  • Adding an element of intrigue and exclusivity (OK, maybe that’s a stretch)

Best of all, this feature is available to all users.

Test out a password-protected demo form. Password: JotFormisAMAZING

Here’s how to password protect your forms:

1. Start with the Settings tab at the top of the page, and then click on Form Settings in the left tab. Click on the Show More Options button. Go to Password Protection, and click in the checkbox next to “Enable password protection.”

2. Type your new password below.

That’s it! The Form Builder automatically saves your form’s password, so it’s live the moment you type it in. And if you ever want to change the password, just repeat this step.

Enter password to the protection tab under settings

Now it’s time to preview your form and see how it looks.

Your form will prompt users to enter the password before they can access it.

Password protected form password check

If the user enters the password incorrectly, they’ll receive an invalid password error message.

If the user enters the password correctly, they’ll be able to access your form immediately.

By password protecting your forms, you eliminate unwanted submissions and control who you get responses from. It’s easy to set up, and it’s also simple for users.

What type of forms would you protect with a password? Let us know in the comments.

Chad is VP of Marketing and Communications at JotForm. He’s also a frequent contributor to various tech and business publications, and an absolute wizard with a Vitamix. He holds a master’s degree in communication and resides with his girlfriend and cats in Oakland, California. You can reach Chad through his contact form.

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