Typeforms are publicly available to anyone who has the link to them. Need to restrict access to yours? Then read on…
Typeforms are built to be accessed in a web browser on any device with an internet connection. To do this, you need the exact link (containing the Unique Identifier) – basically, the URL of the form. You can find it in the Share panel.
Your typeform will be automatically hidden from search engines, unless you’ve chosen to index it via the Noindex switch.
Want to be even more discreet or stay under the radar? You can restrict access to your typeforms by applying either of the following solutions:
- Hide your typeform embedded on a page with login
- Password protect your typeform
Hide your typeform embedded on a page with login
Get a website ready with a login page. Embed your typeform on this website in a way that only those who are logged in will have access. You can find more details on embedding here: Embed a typeform.
Password protect your typeform
Warning! This is not a secure password protector. Tech savvy people will be able to get around it by looking at the page source code. Only use this if the stakes are low! (e.g. our example of a team event). Properly securing your typeform should be done by embedding it in a secured web page (see further up: Hide your typeform embedded on a page with login).
When building your typeform:
1. Add a question at the very beginning asking for a password or pin code. Add a ‘Sorry the password you typed is incorrect’ Statement questions. Then create the questions that you want people with the password to be able to see.
2. Add a Logic Jump so that:
- If the answer is correct, the visitor will be able to continue and see the actual form.
- If they type in the code incorrectly or they do not type anything, the rest of the form remains hidden.
3. Add a Logic jump to the error Statement question so that it redisplays the password entry and doesn’t skip to the questions you want to restrict.
4. Make sure you distribute the password or pin code to your audience before sharing the typeform!
Here is an example typeform where we are planning a team building event, which is not a public event, and we’d like to restrict access to the registration form:
(shhh, the password is #askawesomely and yes, it’s case-sensitive!)