Security and privacy are Jotform’s utmost priority in form building and data collection — two reasons why Jotform complies with various industry standards and regulations, including GDPR and HIPAA. Visit our Security page to learn more.
Jotform also has Form Encryption that you can enable. This further safeguards sensitive information in your forms. It’s a type of end-to-end encryption, a security measure that guarantees privacy by encrypting your form data when your form users fill and submit it.
Some features in the Form Builder will become unavailable once you enable Form Encryption.
Enabling Form Encryption in the Form Builder
If you wish to proceed, follow the steps below to enable Form Encryption.
- In the Form Builder, go to the Settings tab.
- Look for Encrypt Form Data and toggle it to Yes.
- Verify your account through Gmail or Facebook or enter your Jotform account password.
- At this step, you must provide an access code for the form. You can input up to 16 characters.
- The form encryption access code is for individual forms. You must create a new access code if you enable Form Encryption on your other forms.
- You cannot reset your access code, so ensure to remember it. Otherwise, your form data is considered lost.
- Finally, click the Enable Encryption button. You’ll get a confirmation, and it should be done. Your form is now fully encrypted.
Decrypting Form to Access Submissions
You can decrypt your form through Jotform Tables and Jotform Inbox. You’ll only do this once unless you access your data on a new browser. To decrypt
- Access Jotform Tables or Jotform Inbox.
- Enter your access code.
- Click the Access button, and that’s it. You should now be able to view your form data.
If you want to ensure security, you could encrypt back the data before closing the page. To do so, click the Encrypt Entries button.
What Happens if You Forget Your Access Code?
Encrypted Forms use end-to-end encryption, which means your access code is encrypted on Jotform’s end. Since it’s encrypted, we won’t be able to access your data, so if you forget your access code, your data is considered lost. We recommend storing your access code in a safe place or creating an access code that’s easy to remember.
Please comment below if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions.
Are you looking for the form encryption using a key? Please visit Encrypted Forms with Local Key File guide.