How to use the password block
Learn everything you need to know to use the password block in your forms.
When to use
Use the password block to let your respondent enter a value that's not visible in the form. Optionally you can use this block to protect parts of your form.
How to use
Add a new block to your form and then select the question type
Password. You can now customize this block to your needs with the following features.
Each question block has basic features to present the block the way you need, for example
Help text. And most of the question blocks have common options, like the
More information about these basic features can be found in the help article about our form builder.
Unlike other question blocks the entered values of password blocks aren't saved to the dataset of the form entries by default. In that way the passwords that your respondents enter, aren't saved unnecessary.
If you wish to include the entered passwords in your dataset anyway, you can overrule the default setting by enabling the
Exportability feature and activate the
Include in the dataset setting. Entered passwords will now be saved and readable inside your dataset.
Please make sure you are always careful with using the dataset if you choose to save passwords!
Secure password verification
You can use the password block to protect (parts of) your form by using the secure password match check. More information on that can be found in this article.
Logic is important to make your forms smart and conversational. The password block can work with the following branch conditions to help you with that:
- Password matches
your password(more information about password verification);
- Password does not match
your password(more information about password verification).
- Value matches
- Value does not match
- Value contains
- Value does not contain
- Value starts with
- Value ends with
- Value is empty;
- Value is not empty.
When we mention
your filter above, there are some different filters that you can use to make the right comparison:
- Text - Compare with a fixed text that you enter;
- Value - Compare with another block value entered in the form by a respondent (more info).
You can use the calculator block to perform calculations with given answers. The password block supports the following calculation operations:
- Compare - Compare a password and output a value based on the result of the comparison;
- Character count - Count the number of characters in a password;
- Word count - Count the number of words in a password;
- Line count - Count the number of lines in a password;
- Count occurrences - Count the number of occurrences of a certain text, character or regular expression in a password;
- Convert to number - Convert a password to a number value.