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.
🚧 Warning: Storing password
By default the password block does not store entered passwords in your form. If you choose to store the passwords nonetheless, please make sure you are always careful with using your dataset, as it contains vulnerable information.
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:
Textfeature for the name/title of this block.
Descriptionfeature to add a description to this block.
Placeholderfeature to add a text inside the empty input control of this block.
- Help text
Help textfeature to add a help text to this block.
By default this block is not required to fill out by your respondents. Enable the
Requiredfeature to make this block required to fill out.
By default this block is visible in your form. Enable the
Visibilityfeature to hide it for your respondents.
By default the name/title of this block will be used in your dataset. Enable the
Aliasfeature to use a different name in your dataset.
By default entered values of password blocks aren't saved to the dataset of the form entries. In that way the passwords that your respondents enter, aren't saved unnecessarily.
If you wish to include the entered passwords in your dataset anyway, you can overrule the default setting by enabling the
Exportabilityfeature and activate the
Include in the datasetsetting. 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.