Page and folder password protection

 

If you're hosting your site with Webflow, you can enable password protection on your site's pages and folders. This is a great way to protect a section of your website that you'd like to keep hidden from public view.

If you want to password protect your entire site, read about the Site password protection.
In this lesson
  1. Page and folder passwords
  2. Setting passwords in the Designer
  3. Setting passwords in the editor
  4. The password page

Page and folder passwords

You can set a password on an individual page in either the Designer or the Editor. You can set unique passwords for each page you password protect, so each password protected page can have its own access credentials.

You can also set a password for an entire folder of pages in the Designer or the Editor. Each folder of pages can have it's own, unique password, just as all pages can have their own passwords.

Good to know
  • Child pages and folders will inherit the password of their parent folder — these child items cannot have individual passwords if their parent folder has one set.
  • Setting a folder-level password will overwrite passwords previously set on pages or folders within that folder.
Must know
  • At the moment, you are only able to set page level passwords on static pages. Page level passwords on dynamic, CMS generated pages is coming soon.

Setting passwords in the Designer

To set a page level password in the Designer, enable Password protection in the Page settings of the page you'd like to password protect. Set a unique password for that page.

‍Set a password for an individual page in the Page settings
Set a password for an individual page in the Page settings

To set a folder level password in the Designer, enable Password protection in the Folder settings of the page you'd like to password protect. Set a unique password for that folder. All pages under this folder will inherit this password.

Set a password for a folder of pages in the Folder settings
Set a password for a folder of pages in the Folder settings

Setting passwords in the Editor

To set a page or folder password in the Editor:

  1. Hover over the page or folder you'd like to password protect, click the Settings button that appears
  2. Enable Password protection then set a unique password for that page or folder
Access your page or folder settings
1. Access your page or folder settings
Enable Password protection and Then set a password
2. Enable Password protection and Then set a password

The password page

When you set a password for individual pages or folders, your site visitors will see your custom designed password page when they visit that URL, and will need to enter the password you set before proceeding. Learn more about the password page and how you can customize it.

Need to know
  • Even if you're using password protection, your site may come up in search results, but people won’t be able to access it without the password
  • Browsers will try to remember log-in credentials. So, if you log in once, and aren’t asked for credentials later, it’s probably because your browser has saved your username and password.
Pro tip
  • Password protect pages that you want to share with your clients or a specific audience such as an internal documentation portal, a sensitive client prototype, or anything else you'd like to restrict access to.
  • For pages that you do not need to share privately, save them as draft instead.