Browse Article by Topicsmask obfuscated asterisk text security
- How to Catch User's Browser Info
- Where have the Power Tools gone?
- Include Referrer in form within IFRAME
- How to Set Content Mask on a Form Field Based on Another Field Input
- Getting Started with the basics of Input Masking
Related Forum Questions
- How to focus a field on form load?
- How to show empty fields on submission PDF files
- How do I add a hidden field that auto populates in numerical order each time a form is submitted?
- Hidden field shown on form
- Is it possible to encode QR code from Unique ID?
- Collapsable Forms
- Conditions and Square payment fields
- How can I set an imput mask to capitalize the first letter while keeping all other lettere lower case?
- Edit Submission: Hidden fields are shown when open form from Edit Submission link
- Fields that are set to "Hidden" are being shown when the form is viewed from edit submission links
How to Mask Input Text in Textbox FieldLast Update: May 10, 2016
Having your form input text obfuscated in some way is sometimes needed to keep your user's form confidential data hidden from bypasser's prying eyes.
Isn't it better if your form users were less worried and were not glancing around every time checking if someone is looking over their shoulder spying on what they are typing?
This easy to apply trick can do the job as well. Provided you do not take it more than for what it was supposed to be.
Things to consider when using this solution:
* This is not a security solution. Far from it, as there was no data security being considered on this nifty trick.
** Security measures are already built-in on all JotForm forms. A higher grade of form security that can be used on the form is the Form Encryption instead.
*** It is proven to work on Chrome browser and mobile browser as well. But it is 50/50 on chance it will not work on IE browser and Firefox browser. Browers were simply to each its own, so not all solutions will have similar success behavior on them.
As can be seen on the animated image below, it does work on mobile browser (using Iphone browser on this user guide)
Demo form : https://form.jotform.com/60957413785971
Steps on how to appy this trick on a form that uses Textbox field.
1. Get the field ID# of the field the input obfuscation will applied to. Use the field Properties to get the ID#. (in the demo form, the field ID# is #input_1)
2. Load the Form Designer and open the CSS Editor.
3. In the CSS editor add the CSS code like this. Just replace the field ID# with the one from your form (i.e. replace #input_1 with your own)
-webkit-text-security : disc;
4. Save the form.
Better test it before deploying.
For further assistance needed, contact us in our Support Forum