Password protect your site or web pages

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Sometimes you'd want to hide your web content from web surfers. You can do that by not-publishing your content, or saving pages as draft. However, if you wish to share the content with specific people, you can password-protect it!

You can protect you entire site or specific pages in your site. And, you can customize the design of your password page.

In this lesson
  1. Adding a password to a page
  2. Adding a password to a folder
  3. Adding a password to your entire project
  4. Designing your project's password page

Adding a password to a page

To hide the content of a static page from public view, you can set a password on an individual page in either the Designer or the Editor.

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.

You can find the password protection setting in your page settings.

Learn more: Page password protection

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.

Adding a password to a folder

To hide the content of multiple pages, either set a password on each page, or add the pages to a folder and set a password for the entire folder.

Learn more: Folder password protection

Adding a password to your entire project

If you want to password protect your entire site, set a website password in your project settings.

Learn more: Website password protection

Designing your project's password page

Site visitors who stumble upon a Password protected URL will see a password page and will need to enter the password you set before proceeding. You can customize the design of this password page in the Designer. You can acess this utility page through the Pages panel or using Quick find.

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. Also, 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.